shiftingsandsShifting Sands to Solid Rock takes us on a wonderfully-woven and provocative journey through the pioneering days of the outback. Featuring over 100 photographic plates with many rarely seen works by master photographer John Flynn.

What was happening in the world as the first Patrol Padres ventured inland to minister the needs of those physically and spiritually isolated frontier dwellers?

How did those pioneers of Christian care meet the unique challenges of the Australian outback?

Find out in this superbly crafted publication marking the 90th Anniversary of Frontier Services.

Price: $20.00 (plus $5.00 postage & handling).



‘As in the days of old’: the present Oodnadatta- Alice Springs mail, with passenger included, photograph by Miss Colley.



Griffiths House was established in Alice Springs for children of far distant properties to gain board and access to education. By 1949, there were fifty-two students there and parents from stations were pleading to have their sons and daughters accepted.




The first Aboriginal baby born in the new ward, Innamincka Home, April 1940.


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Acknowledgement of Country

Frontier Services acknowledges the sovereign First Peoples on whose lands and waters we live, meet, and work.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and to all descendants of these Nations who have cared for this place since Creation.