Flynn, John (1880-1951)

Also known as
Flynn, J. (1880-1951)
Flynn, J. (John) (1880-1951)
Flynn, John
Flynn, John, (Rev.)
Field of activity
Presbyterian minister; Publisher; Author; Minister; Missionary; Artist; Photographer; Mnister; Writer
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John Flynn (1880-1951), Presbyterian minister, founder and superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, was born on 25 November 1880 at Moliagul, Victoria, second...

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During the period 1913/1921 John Flynn criss-crossed the country, working to bring medical aid to the people of the inland and the outback. Some of his photographs, such as 'An Ugly Blot on Australia,' showing a destitute Aboriginal mother and child, suggest that he did not support official policies of the time which left Aboriginal people in severe hardship.

Photographer and missionary, edited The Inlander , a magazine published by the Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church in Australia that cost 4/- per annum (vols 1-6, November 1913-1921, FL 919.4/206). The many articles he wrote for it were often illustrated with his own photographs, including some impressive panoramas. Vol. 1, no.2 (March 1914) has a fold-out panorama of Darwin between pp.66-67 ('Copyright J. Flynn’) illustrating his article 'Australia’s front door’, as well as 2 photographs on a single page facing p.7: 'House as built around Darwin’ and 'A Bachelor at Home’ (both also 'copyright J. Flynn’). Vol.1, no.3 (June 1914) has 'The Environment of Love’, a bush hut with a couple in the bush, facing p.122 (copyright J. Flynn) and 'The Silent Highway/ (One of the roads travelled by the first Bush Nurse)’ – Pictorialist gumtrees – facing p.124 ('Simply Explicable’ article on the photo on p.123) and between pp.130-131 a fold-out panorama of Pine Creek [Northern Territory], 'Our Latest Station’ according to the accompanying article. Vol.1 no.4 (November 1914) facing p.163 'The Port of Pilbara’, fold-out panorama of 'Port Hedland WA/ From Jetty’ copyright J, Flynn and facing p.171 panorama 'Port Hedland, WA/ From the Lookout’, plus focus on Kimberley with photos of prisoners and troopers by A. J. Campbell . Vol. 2 no.1 (1915) facing title page 'An Ugly Blot on Australia’ (destitute Aboriginal mother and child), facing p.25 'Two Aborigines./ And a Choice of Morals’ (chained together, one with head upright and proud, the other ...

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  • fl. 1913 - 1921

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John Flynn became founder and superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission of the Presbyterian Church of Australia 1912. In May 1928 he began the Aerial Medical Service for people in remote areas of inland Australia, which still survives today as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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  • (see also) Campbell, A. J.
  • (see also) Butler, W. H.
  • (see also) Brown, Frederick A.
  • (see also) Darwin, 'Ryko'
  • (see also) Campbell, Annie J. Hope
  • (see also) Presbyterian Church in Australia
  • (see also) Nursing Home
  • (see also) The Manager's residence
  • (see also) Cloncurry District
  • (see also) Inland Transport
  • (see also) Wilpena Head Station
  • (see also) Children of the Inland
  • (see also) Young Folks at Home
  • (see also) Old Folks at Home
  • (see also) Two Aborigines./ And a Choice of Morals
  • (see also) An Ugly Blot on Australia
  • (see also) Port Hedland, WA/ From the Lookout
  • (see also) Port Hedland WA/ From Jetty
  • (see also) Our Latest Station
  • (see also) The Port of Pilbara
  • (see also) The Silent Highway
  • (see also) A Bachelor at Home
  • (see also) The Environment of Love
  • (see also) House as built around Darwin

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Flynn, John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Flynn, John (1880-1951), Presbyterian minister
    Bucknall, Graeme
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 531-534
  3. Hince, Bernadette
    Published: 2003
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 14, 4, 547-548
  4. The Ice and the Inland: Mawson, Flynn and the Myth of the Frontier
    Hains, Brigid
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2002
  5. John Conrad Jaeger 1907-1979
    Paterson, M. S.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 3, 64-88
  6. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. [Papers of John Flynn]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Microform, Book : 1900 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  2. Papers of John Flynn
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Unpublished : 1912-1932 ]
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  3. Group portrait of John Flynn with three unidentified A.I.M. staff : general AIM scenes / [John Flynn]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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  4. Group portrait of John Flynn with A.I.M. Patrol Padres, Convenor and Secretary, 1935 [1] general AIM scenes / [John Flynn]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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  5. Group portrait of John Flynn with A.I.M. Patrol Padres, Convenor and Secretary, 1935 [2] general AIM scenes / [John Flynn]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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  6. Portrait of Reverend John Flynn : slides from Australian Inland Mission collection / [John Flynn?]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1929 ]
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  7. One of John Flynn's earliest Patrols : scenes of Tennant Creek and the Northern Territory, Beltana, Oodnadatta and other general scenes / [John Flynn?]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1912-1951 ]
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  8. A group of unidentified people : lantern slide used by Rev. F.H. Paterson, South Australia / [John Flynn?]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1876-1933 ]
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  9. John Flynn breaking camp at Bloods Creek, South Australia [John Flynn?]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1927 ]
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  10. Letter by John Flynn to Frank Main
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Unpublished : 1918 ]
    At National Library
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  1. [Papers of John Flynn]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Microform, Book : 1900 ]
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    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Unpublished : 1912-1932 ]
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  3. Group portrait of John Flynn with three unidentified A.I.M. staff : general AIM scenes / [John Flynn]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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  4. Group portrait of John Flynn with A.I.M. Patrol Padres, Convenor and Secretary, 1935 [1] general AIM scenes / [John Flynn]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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  5. Group portrait of John Flynn with A.I.M. Patrol Padres, Convenor and Secretary, 1935 [2] general AIM scenes / [John Flynn]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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  6. Flynn of the Inland : Very Rev. John Flynn, O.B.E., D.D.; address at the funeral service on Tuesday, 8th May, 1951 / by J. Gray Robertson
    Robertson, J. Gray
    [ Book : 1951 ]
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  7. The Inland's tribute to John Flynn : address at the interment of the ashes at the foot of Mt. Gillen, Alice Springs, Wednesday, 23rd May, 1951 / by K.F. Partridge
    Partridge, Kingsley, 1892-1976
    [ Book : 1951 ]
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  8. Portrait of Reverend John Flynn : slides from Australian Inland Mission collection / [John Flynn?]
    Flynn, John, 1880-1951
    [ Photograph : 1929 ]
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  9. Flynn of the Inland
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    At Darwin Schools
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  10. [Biographical cuttings on John Flynn, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  1. Flynn, T. Thomson, (Theodore Thomson) (1883-1968)
    Zoologist
    ... Flynn, T Thomson (18831011-19681023) ... Theodore Flynn was appointed the first lecturer in biology at the University of Tasmania (1909) and ... ultimately took up the chair of zoology at Queen's University, Belfast. Flynn was the father of the ...
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  2. Flynn, Rosetta, (OAM) (1878-)
    ... Flynn, Rosetta (1878-) ... Rosetta Flynn was the sister of John Flynn Australian Inland Mission fame. She was one of a group ... of women in Melbourne who supported John Flynn's initiatives to provide missionary services to ...
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  3. Flynn, Robert J., (Robert John) (1942-)
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  1. RE the will of JOHN ERNEST FLYNN, late of Kingsford,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 30 May 1952 [Issue No.114] p 1927

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... RE the will of JOHN ERNEST FLYNN, late of Kingsford, m tiie State of JNew South Wales, retired ... John Ernest JTlynu, who died on the 9th day of February, 1952, gives notice that creditors and others ... 198 words
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  2. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re John Flynn, of Stanmore, Jugiong.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 9 October 1896 [Issue No.804] p 7160

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    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (11,262) IN BANKRUPTCY. Be John Flynn, of Stanmore ... 104 words
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  3. To Daniel and John Thomas Flynn, of Parramatta.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 November 1921 [Issue No.164] p 6378

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    ... To Daniel and John Thomas Fly nil, of Parraniatta. TAKE NOTICE tliafc the Council of the ... 142 words
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  1. John Flynn
    Torres News (Thursday Island, Qld. : 1957-2015) Friday 13 January 1995 p 14 Article Illustrated
    ... Jofili r l f m The Re ' J r, hn Flynn w^s born at Mo!i^gul, Victoria, on 2'.-November 1880. He comp ... died of cancer in Sydney on 5 May 1951 and his ashes were buried at the foot of Mt Gillen, Alice ... 555 words
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  2. THE REVEREND DR. JOHN FLYNN
    Western Herald (Bourke, NSW : 1887 - 1970) Friday 20 March 1959 p 6 Article
    ... of the world as "Flynn of the Inland" died on the 24th May, 1951. He had done so much for the ... , on the 25th iNovember, 1880. His father was a- school master, arid as | his ' mother died early his ... 783 words
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  3. In honour of Flynn
    Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 - 1954) Saturday 29 November 1952 p 18 Article
    ... Flynn. of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. 1880-1951. His -vision encompassed the "Continent. He ... In honour of FSvnra A 20ft. high cairn in memory of "Flynn of . the Inland" — Rev. Dr. John Flynn ... 185 words
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  1. [Reminiscence of John James Flynn]
    Flynn, John James
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    At 3 libraries
    [Reminiscence of John James Flynn]
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  2. The story of John Flynn place / by Helen McKerrow
    McKerrow, Helen
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    At 6 libraries
    The story of John Flynn place / by Helen McKerrow
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  3. Reverend John Flynn
    Llewellyn-Jones, Teresa
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At Xavier College
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  4. John Flynn
    Howard, J. Mark
    [ Book : 1965 ]
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  1. John Flynn Papers
    Flynn, John
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    At State Library of QLD
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  2. John Flynn Papers
    Flynn, John
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  3. [John Flynn : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
    Flynn, John
    [ Published ]
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  1. The John Flynn College : James Cook University, Townsville
    John Flynn College (James Cook University)
    [ Archived website, Periodical : 2000-2019 ]
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  2. JOHN FLYNN
    Australian Geographical Society; -George Simpson
    Walkabout.
    [ Article : 1955 ]
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  3. For Christ and the continent: Rev John Flynn, 1880/ 1951
    James, Robin
    Understanding Our Christian Heritage
    [ Article : 1989 ]
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  4. Valedictory---John Flynn
    Hill, Ernestine
    Walkabout.
    [ Article : 1951 ]
    At UQ-UTAS Walkabout
    Valedictory---John Flynn
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  1. John Flynn interviewed by Peter Parkhill for the Voices from the Illawarra collection
    Flynn, John, 1934-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Mahatma Gandhi ; John Flynn
    [ Video : 2002 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  3. Reverend John Flynn
    [ Video : 1998 ]
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  4. Reverend John Flynn (Australians)
    [ Video ]
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  1. FLYNN Rev John
    FLYNN Rev John
    Created by Helen.Kempe, 1 item.

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  2. FLYNN Rev John (RFDS and AIM)
    FLYNN Rev John (RFDS and AIM)
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  3. Susanna Flynn
    Susanna Flynn
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  1. The making of Canada. produced by the Cartographic Division, National Geographic Society ; John F. Shupe, chief cartographer
    National Geographic Society (U.S.). Cartographic Division
    [ Map : 1993 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Laang, County of Heytesbury / drawn and reproduced at the Dept. of Lands and Survey, Melbourne, Victoria
    Victoria. Dept. of Crown Lands and Survey
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    Laang, County of Heytesbury / drawn and reproduced at the Dept. of Lands and Survey, Melbourne, Victoria
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  3. Kim / by Rudyard Kipling
    Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
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