Want to learn more about the fascinating history of the Presbyterian Inland Mission, and our predecessor the Australian Inland Mission?

The following books and DVD make great reading or viewing.


The Smith of Dunesk Mission

Forerunner of the Australian Inland Mission.

This booklet seeks to overtake error with truth, and provides the true explanation of Mrs Henrietta Smith’s interest in South Australia from as early as 1839. It also provides more background than is usual, as well as detail of each of the missioners until the Mission was absorbed into the Southern Patrol of the AIM in 1933.

Rev Dr Rowland Ward is the author of a number of books on Australian Presbyterian History; a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia, formed in 1846, and a grandson of Rev H. E. Carey, the Smith of Dunesk Missioner 1916-1918.


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Views Beyond The Furthest Fence

Views Beyond The Furthest Fence:

This beautiful coffee table book celebrates 100 years of outback ministry by the Presbyterian Church of Australia. It makes a great gift.

In addition to the extensive collection of photos, the book contains an historical account of the work of the AIM written by Rev. Stuart Bonnington. Rev. Bonnington is a former Superintendent of the Presbyterian Inland Mission and the current Pastor of the Fremantle Presbyterian Church in Western Australia.

$50 Plus Postage

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John Flynn Life and Ministry

John Flynn Life and Ministry dvd

$15 + postage

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The Man From Oodnadatta

The Man From Oodnadatta

Stories by the first patrol padre to the Australian Inland Mission, 1912 – 1917 (R. Bruce Plowman)

$16-95 + postage

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BFF Kindle Book

Beyond the Furthest Fences – On KINDLE

To help mark the centenary of the establishment of the Presbyterian Inland Mission, Stuart Bonnington’s book ‘Beyond the Furthest Fences” has been fully revised and is now available on Kindle.

The book was originally written and published in 2001 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the death of John Flynn. Flynn’s vision was to take the Gospel “beyond the furthest fences”. Bonnigton’s book seeks to review Flynn’s work and witness.

To download a copy, go to The purchase price for the book goes directly to the Presbyterian Inland Mission to aid in their continuing work.

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