1996 Australia Twenty Dollars – AB96

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This note is from the third year of production polymer banknote production.

Despite the fact it has a few small creases which run through the clear window the rest of the note is perfect.

Truly a shame that it has picked up this small amount of handling scars. Never the less it is a nice find and going for a great price.

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John Flynn OBE (25 November 1880– 5 May 1951) was an Australian Presbyterian minister who founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the world’s first air ambulance. Throughout his training, Flynn had worked in various then-remote areas through Victoria and South Australia, and his second posting after ordination was to the Smith of Dunesk Mission at Beltana, a tiny settlement 500 kilometres north of Adelaide. Beltana is a relatively isolated place even today, and in those days was extremely remote. By 1912, after writing a report for his church superiors on the difficulties of ministering to such a widely scattered population, Flynn was made the first superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission. As well as tending to matters spiritual, Flynn quickly established the need for medical care for residents of the vast Australian outback, and established a number of bush hospitals. By 1917, Flynn was already considering the possibility of new technology, such as radio and aircraft, to assist in providing a more useful acute medical service, and then received a letter from an Australian pilot serving in World War I, Clifford Peel, who had heard of Flynn’s speculations and outlined the capabilities and costs of then-available planes. This material was published in the church’s magazine, the start of Flynn turning his considerable fund-raising talents to the task of establishing a flying medical service. The first flight of the Aerial Medical Service was in 1928 from Cloncurry, Queensland. A museum commemorating the founding of the Royal Flying Doctor Service is located at John Flynn Place in Cloncurry.

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

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