The story of Skipper Partridge.  In 1917 he was appointed to Oodnadatta as a patrol padre and went on his first patrol by camel.  He grew to love this mode of transportation as he went from station to station with is message of practical Christianity.  He later patrolled into the remote areas of the Northern Territory.  He had a spell of ministry in Scone, NSW before rejoining the Australian Inland Mission in the vast north-west, now using a car.  During the Depression and World War II he was active from Oodnadatta to Tennant Creek and was often accompanied by Flynn of the Inland.  Here is a first hand account of the early days of the inland, the true mateship between the settlers and those who ministered to them.  With many black and white photographs.