Reverend Kingsley Foster Partridge & Gertrude Rose PartridgePrint Page
Monument erected where the ashes of Reverend Partridge and his wife were laid to rest.
In 1978 the ashes of Rev. Kingsley 'Skipper' Partridge were buried under a gum-tree at the Old Timers Home in Alice Springs. 'Skipper', a Presbyterian Patrol Padre with the Australian Inland Mission , operated in the Central Sector from 1917-1919 and from 1931-1952. He died at Victor Harbor in 1976 aged 84. 'Skipper' Partridge was a great friend and admirer of the Reverend John Flynn, and conducted the memorial service for him in 1951. The service was broadcast to outback stations throughout Australia over the Flying Doctor Radio Network.
|Address:||Stuart Highway, Old Timers Home & Museum, Alice Springs, 0870|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -23.742156|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1978|
The Ashes Of
REVEREND KINGSLEY FOSTER PARTRIDGE
M.B.E., M.A. 1892 - 1976
Veteran Patrol Padre Of The
Australian Inland Mission
From 1917 -1919 And 1931 -1952
Affectionately Known To The People Of The
Outback As "Skipper"
And Of His Loving Wife
GERTRUDE ROSE PARTRIDGE
Were Laid To Rest In This Place
On 18th September 1978
"To Make The Lonely Places Happier
Safer And Better"