Jimmy Porter has moved to stay with relatives in Central Australia — the
harsh red centre of the country. Outback life in 1927 is tough, and
communication with anywhere is nonexistent. Jimmy gradually begins to
appreciate the beauty and the wonder of the outback — and of the
resilient people who live there. But when disaster strikes and he and
his cousins have to trek for help, Jimmy witnesses just how important
the new Flying Doctor Service is.
Outback is filled with
memorable characters and classic yarns. It also demonstrates the vital
service that the Flying Doctors provided (and continue to provide) to
isolated Australian communities.