Mackersey Regional Ministries, Tasmania

As time was running out we needed more photos of the PIM Padres, after the blistering summer heat of Beltana, Glenys said no more summer trips to the Australian outback. The only option, Tasmania, Mackersey Regional Ministries with Ian and Michelene Tyson. Visited quit a bit of their patrol area and then had a weeks holiday in the western wilderness area.

Help identifying the aircraft

After some help identifying the aircraft pictured below. Please email me if you can identify the type of aircraft or any other relevant information. Any help appreciated.

Visit to outback Queensland and New South Wales


A recent trip to outback Queensland and New South Wales to gather information and photographs for our coffee table photography book celebrating the 100 year centenary of John Flynn’s Australian Inland Mission (Now the Presbyterian Inland Mission). Traveled over 4000 kilometers, about 1000 on dirt roads. The trip gave me a great insight into the work of the Presbyterian Inland Mission.

Beltana Photographs


Over the Christmas break we visited Beltana in outback SA. It was a very interesting trip, we felt very much alone traveling as at that time of year there is very few visitors to that area due to the extreme heat. At one stage when I stopped to photograph Puttapa Gap I became bogged in the sand in the middle of the road, it would not have been so easy to get out if I was in a 2 wheel drive vehicle. We traveled with one of the older camper trailers used by PIM padres. This gave us some affinity to their work with both the isolation and trying to sleep in 40 degree heat inside a hot camper. We meet a number of interesting people and saw first hand the spiritual needs of these isolated people. If you hold your mouse over the above photographs you will be able to read a little of the history.

Photos from Moliagul