Dr. Vickers sending a message using the communications apparatus in an aeroplane...


Heritage in the Limelight


Dr. Vickers sending a message using the communications apparatus in an aeroplane of the Flying Doctor Service, ca. 1932 / Rev. Andrew Barber

About this object

These slides are part of the Australian Inland Mission Collection, held by the National Library of Australia. The AIM (also known as The Australian Presbyterian Mission) was a movement established by Rev. John Flynn to evangelise rural and remote Aboriginal communities. It ran from 1912 into the mid-Twentieth Century. Their collection comprises of 1) slides, made mostly from photographs missionaries took their remote outposts in the Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland and 2) commercially manufactured slides, which were shown to indigenous communities. Read more here: https://www.nla.gov.au/selected-library-collections/australian-inland-mission . The image associated with this entry has been harvested from Trove, where it was cropped around the photograph, rather than the glass plate's perimeters.


Barber, J. Andrew


standard glass slide

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(NLA) Australian Inland Mission

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National Library of Australia, Canberra.

Object Type

photograph, hand coloured

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