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Australia Between the Wars - 1920s

Topic 1 - Contribution and Significance of an Individual in the 1920s
Rev. Dr. John Flynn made significant contributions to the improvement of the lives of people living in the bush. He provided these people with a means of communication, adequate health care and social interaction. He was a Presbyterian minister who worked in the bush as a preacher and missionary. He set up hostels and hospitals, published a book and magazine and helped to invent a pedal-powered radio. Most importantly, he set up the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Service became the world's first and largest aero-medical service. Flynn's contributions have shaped how people live and work in the outback.
Dame Nellie Melba was Australia's first international singing sensation. She moved to Europe in 1886. Following her debut in 1887, she found great popularity with audiences in Paris and Brussels. She performed as the lead character in operas such as Lucia di Lammermoor, Romeo and Juliet and La Boheme. In 1902, Melba returned to Australia and toured the outback. She raised money for the war effort and set up a singing school. She had a fondness for practical jokes and a weakness for luxury. Her popularity is comparable to modern musicians such as U2.
Charles Kingsford-Smith was a great Australian pioneer of aviation. He made many long-distance, record-setting flights and revolutionized modern aviation. He flew his first plane in 1917. In 1926, he became the first man to fly around Australia. Kingsford-Smith, and co-pilot Charles Ulm, became the first men to fly across the Pacific Ocean, from San Francisco to Brisbane. In 1929 Kingsford-Smith made the first round-the-world flight from London to New York to San Francisco and across Europe to London. Kingsford-Smith's daring and adventurous spirit helped to break the 'tyranny of distance’, which separated Australia from the rest of the world.

Topic 2 - Contribution and Significance of an Individual in the...