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1880 - 1951
The Reverend John Flynn founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which Menzies described as the "greatest single contribution to the effective settlement [of Australia]"

John Flynn studied in Melbourne and was ordained as a Presbytarian Minister in 1911. In 1912 he was working on a mission in outback NT, where he became friends with Huson Fysh (who later founded QANTAS). Inspired by the use of radio and airplanes during WWI, Flynn conceived of and created the world's first flying doctor service in 1928.

Flynn is also credited for the popularity of the pedal powered radio, which revolutionised bush life.

John Flynn liked fixing things, particularly watches and clocks. He would drive into town in his ute, carrying all the tools he could need. Flynn always smoked a pipe and wore a suit, but bush people say they knew he wasn't a city person from his smell.

When plastic bank notes were introduced in Australia, Flynn replaced fellow aviator Kingsford Smith on the 20 dollar note.

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