Today’s programme explores the history of Central Australia as revealed by objects on display at the Old Timers Traeger Museum in Alice Springs, one of the oldest museums in the Northern Territory. The museum is located next to the Centre’s first aged care home, established by the Australian Inland Mission which also founded the word’s first flying doctor service and Central Australia’s first hospital. The AIM celebrated its one hundredth birthday in 2012. Our journey takes us from the world’s highest to the world’s oldest mountain ranges via common-day objects, including a battered violin, a hand-me-down bread tin and an old portable telephone.

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This programme was produced by Megg Kelham