The 2016 Curry Merry Muster Rodeo Queen has continued to show her dedication and support for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, by attending a function in Cloncurry today.
After completing her fundraising efforts of $7000, Kate Taylor, 25, has continued to display her passion for her chosen charity at the RFDS 89th birthday celebration at John Flynn Place.
Ms Taylor spent the morning discussing her chosen charity and the role of rodeo queen to locals and tourist who stopped in for tour of the complex.
She said it was always good to get out in the community and promote the rodeo and the work of the RFDS.
“To be celebrating the 89th birthday of the first RFDS flight, it is amazing to think it all started with a single engine, fabric covered bi-plane,” Ms Taylor said
“This anniversary it is testament to to undying commitment of Reverend John Flynn and his vision to provide a mantle of safety for our remote and isolated country,” Ms Taylor said.
“In Australia today there is 23 bases with 66 fully equipped planes that cater for the needs of our regional and remote Australians. And it all started right here in Cloncurry.”
Cloncurry Shire Council Mayor, Greg Campbell, said it was a great opportunity to celebrate and reflect Cloncurry’s great history.
“Eighty-nine years ago that flight was in Cloncurry and we are still very proud of where the doctor base was,” Cr Campbell said.
“John Flynn and his teams vision is still helping people across the country every day and John Flynn Place is one of Australia’s biggest icons.
“Cloncurry was the center of the north west and if it wasn’t for this area I don’t think the prosperity in western Queensland would be what it is today.”