Thursday, 24 August 2017

Smith of Dunesk Mission

Smith of Dunesk

Beltana was the base for the Smith of Dunesk Mission a travelling mission across far northern SA. The venture was approved by the Church of Scotland and the money was provided from a fund set up by Mrs Henrietta Smith from Dunesk in Scotland. Hence the name of the church.

The mission based in Beltana provided primitive medical and dental services as well as pastoral services to lonely folk. The mission was the foundation of the Australian Inland Mission and the Royal Flying Doctor Service which provides services across the outback. The church is owned by the Presbyterian Church and services are still held there on occasions.