Where I grew up
In September we had a bush course where I was born, at Tara, near Neutral Junction cattle station, 300 kilometres north of Alice Springs. I was born there in 1965.
Yirara College: many languages, many histories
Many of the students of Yirara College come from communities served by Finke River Mission (predominantly Central Desert). But most students come from remote communities beyond Central Australia that are not connected with the Lutheran Church.
Areyonga: one of the most vaccinated communities
The low rate of COVID-19 vaccinations in Indigenous Australians continues to cause concern for politicians desperate to reopen borders, but one community near Alice Springs has turned that on its head with 94 per cent of the eligible population having received at least one dose.
The bush course we thought would never happen
Way back in 2019 the Aboriginal pastors agreed to hold the 2020 winter Bush Course at Tara, which marks the northern-most edge of the FRM service area.