Saturday, 21 August 2010

Outback Services of Australia on stamps

The Outback is the vast, remote, arid area of Australia, although the term colloquially can refer to any lands outside the main urban areas. More than 90 percent of Australians live in urban areas on the coast.
As depicted on the stamps, to Services of the outback area , Australia has developed the highway to connect between the urban area and the outback area, provided the telecommunication system, the School of the Air as one of improving the education, air transport for mail services, and the flying doctor service.

The aim of the service is to provide medical care, primary and emergency, to people who cannot reach hospitals or general practitioners. Regular Clinics are flown out to remote communities, with consultations held in a specially built clinic, in a homestead, or even under the wing of the plane.
In most outback communities, the number of children is too small for a conventional school to operate. Children are educated at home by the School of the Air. Originally the teachers communicated with the children via radio, but now satellite telecommunication is used instead. Some children attend boarding school, mostly only those in secondary school.

Air transport is relied on for mail delivery in some areas, owing to sparse settlement and wet-season road closures. Most outback mines have an airstrip and many have a fly-in fly-out workforce.

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