Author(s): Ion Idriess
The extraordinary story of a classic Australian pioneer - told by Australia's 'Boswell of the Bush', Ion Idriess.
Almost single-handedly John Flynn of the Australian Inland Mission brought to the outback the Flying Doctor Service and the Bush Hospitals. His magnificent vision, formed as he travelled on the back of a camel across the vast space of Australia's outback, took a lifetime of courageous commitment to bring to reality.
It is impossible to read this book and remain untouched by the greatness of John Flynn's inspiration. - Morning Post, London
Ion Idriess celebrated Ausralia's exuberant history in over 50 books, written in an easy conversational style that has made him lastingly popular. In stories such as Flynn of the Inland The Desert Column, The Red Chief, Lasseter's Last Ride and Drums of Mer, Idriess brings to life the wild beauty of the outback and the many colourful characters who people it.
Now in its 52nd edition, a book that covers the creation of an inland network centred on Alice Springs, from camel travelling to the early days of radio and the aeroplane.