Flying Doctor Operations - c.1950s

The Anglican Church's Bush Church Aid Society De Havilland DH84 Dragon VH-AGI amid the gibbers at Mulgathing Station, central South Australia in the mid 1950s. The aircraft was based at Ceduna, at the eastern end of the Great Australian Bight, on aerial medical work and the text on the forward fuselage reads "Church of England / Flying Medical Service".

Mulgathing Station was a 2,000 square mile sheep station located 115 NM (210 km) north of Ceduna near the southern edge of the Great Victoria Desert. The road from the main gate to the homestead was 22 miles!


A sick aborigine in the back of VH-AGI en route to the Bush Hospital at Tarcoola, 90 NM (170 km) north of Ceduna on the Trans-Continental Railway, in 1956.

(Photos: Macarthur Job collection)

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