John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery

Cloncurry – 1,705km north-west from Brisbane

Discover the humble beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), one of the largest and most respected aeromedical services in the world.

Named in tribute to the service’s founder, the John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery provides a fascinating insight into RFDS history from its conception and initial flight in 1928.

Highlights include a scale model of the Victory, the service’s first plane, historic films, the medical instruments and pharmaceuticals that were available in the past and even a pedal radio – a world first – pioneered for rural Australian homes in 1929!

Cloncurry was chosen as a Queensland hub for the service due to its access to a base hospital, aircraft and maintenance crews. Visit the modern museum, tranquil gardens and outdoor theatre for a leisurely journey through history and the extraordinary achievements of John Flynn and his team in creating an iconic institution that still serves as a lifeline for thousands of people living and working in rural and regional Australia today.

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