Moliagul remembers flying doctors pioneer John Flynn

Goldfields Historical and Arts Society members Steven Barnum and Chris Simmins are looking forward to sharing the story of Moliagul-born John Flynn this weekend.

Moliagul will be remembering and celebrating one of its local heros, John Flynn, this weekend.

Born in Moliagul in 1880, John Flynn was the founder of Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service and is featured on the $20 note.

To commemorate the new $20 note released this month, the Goldfields Historical and Arts Society and Dunolly Museum, along with the Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club, Kyneton Aero Club, Moliagul Reserve committee and Bendigo Historic Motorcycle Club, will be hosting an event to mark the occasion.

Goldfields Historical and Arts Society’s Chris Simmins said the day is to remember local history and how aeromedical services started. “What Flynn did with the flying doctor service was a significant event, it was a combination of aviation, medicine and radio which was incredible at the time but we take it for granted now,” he said.

The event will take place at the Moliagul School from 10 am to 5 pm this Saturday. Admission is free.

For more details search for the Dunolly Museum on Facebook or contact Rachel on 0427 275 006.

For more on this story see Page 11 of The Advertiser, Friday, October 25

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