Welcome to Kookynie - population 12. It might look like a ghost town, with the empty streets and derelict buildings, but the town's history is faithfully preserved by Kevin and Margaret Pusey, owners of the Grand Hotel. Kevin and Margaret Pusey have restored the old shops in Kookynie and collected hundreds of relics and photographs from the town's past.
Fred Hollows (1929-1993) - Australian ophtalmologist who was passionate about restoring the eyesight of aboriginal people and 3rd world communities. An Inspirer whose work is extended by the Fred Hollows Foundation and people he trained.
Fred Hollows (1929-1993) was a passionate ophthalmologist who became known for his work helping restore the eyesight of countless thousands of people in developing countries and his passionate plight to improve indigenous health here in Australia. It has been estimated that through the initiatives of Fred Hollows, over one million people have had their sight restored around the world. A true blue hero.
Royal Flying Doctor Service.VH-UFA was a DH-50A built in 1926 by Qantas at Longreach. Photo probably from 1932 judging by the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade vehicle. Aircraft had a two oerson enclosed cabin in FRONT of pilot in open cockpit.A sister aircraft, VH-UER features on Australian $20-00 currency note.