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AERIAL MEDICAL SERVICE

Title : AERIAL MEDICAL SERVICE
Accession ID : P2006.20


Document type: Nursing Museum Photograph
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Item Name AERIAL MEDICAL SERVICE
Description NT Aerial Medical Service plane on a dirt airstrip. Photo depicts a Northern Territory Flag so date is post 1978
Materials Colour photograph
Item Dates Post 1978
Importance State
Significance note Representativeness for NT Health. NT Aerial Medical Service [see also Aerial Medical Service] A Northern Territory Aerial Medical Service plane is shown on a dirt airstrip. It depicts a Northern Territory Flag on the tail so it is post-1978. This Top End service was commenced by Commonwealth Health Department in 1943 and serviced the Top End of the NT, into northern Western Australia and off-shore rigs and ships in the Timor Sea. Its bases were in Darwin, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. The Department also funded the Royal Flying Doctor Service for Central Australia. This NT Aerial Medical Service ceased in 2010 when the NT Department of Health let it to contract, currently Careflight. The photograph is in good condition though it has been used for display and has drawing pin holes and impressions. Another and larger colour copy of this photograph is also in the collection. It is of historical significance to the Territory story of nursing and health services
Location Status Stored
Current Location P Folder F
Source or Donor SCHOOL OF NURSING COLLECTION
Condition of Item on Receipt Damaged


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