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CQU AND QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM STEP BACK IN TIME

            Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 21 May 2018   CQU AND QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM STEP BACK IN TIME Taking a step back in time is providing a unique learning opportunity for Central Queensland University (CQU) students, thanks to a collaborative restoration project with the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach. […]

Happy 90th Birthday to the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Ninety years ago today (15 May), pilot Arthur Affleck and Doctor Kenyon St Vincent Welch flew in the first Qantas DH-50A from Longreach to Cloncurry to launch the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) Aerial Medical Service. The aeroplane had been named ‘Hermes’ as an airliner but was renamed ‘Victory’, partly to honour Hugh Victor McKay a […]

MEDIA RELEASE: PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY SET TO TAKE OFF

          Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 30 April 2018 PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY SET TO TAKE OFF CQUniversity students will have the chance to expand their knowledge, while helping to share the story of Qantas’ aviation history, thanks to a partnership between CQUniversity and the Qantas Founders Museum. The partnership […]

MEDIA RELEASE: TOURISM DEMAND DRIVER INFRASTRUCTURE FUND BOOSTS SUPER CONSTELLATION PROJECT

Qantas Founders Museum Media Release   16 April 2018     TOURISM DEMAND DRIVER INFRASTRUCTURE FUND BOOSTS SUPER CONSTELLATION PROJECT The Trustee for Qantas Foundation Memorial Trust (the parent company of Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, Queensland) has received a grant of $300,000 from the federally funded Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) Program, administered by […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Without Consent reveals the truth of Australia’s past

A crèche in a large metropolitan hospital, 1953.

  Qantas Founders Museum Media Release     9 April 2018   Without Consent reveals the truth of Australia’s past A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices, will be exhibited at Qantas Founders Museum from 21 April to 29 July 2018, bringing to light a previously hidden aspect of Australia’s past. The exhibition, […]

MEDIA RELEASE: RADF GRANT BRINGS CAMERATA – QUEENSLAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO LONGREACH

Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 3 April 2018 RADF GRANT BRINGS CAMERATA – QUEENSLAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO LONGREACH Qantas Founders Museum has been awarded $2,900 from the Longreach Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) for the performance fee of the Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra’s 2018 Regional Tour to Longreach in June 2018. Camerata […]

New guided tours at Qantas Founders Museum

In 2018, Qantas Founders Museum will be introducing two NEW guided tours for our museum visitors to enjoy.   National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar Tours – From Monday 26 March 2018, Qantas Founders Museum will be offering our visitors a free 30-45 minute guided tour of National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar at 2pm everyday. Join […]

Queen’s Baton Relay Road Closures

To our valued customers please be aware that there will be a number of road closures in Longreach on Saturday 10 March 2018 between 3pm and 6pm for the Queen’s Baton Relay. The Relay will be passing through the car park of Qantas Founders Museum from 4.49pm to 5.15pm which may affect access to and […]

SUPER CONSTELLATION PROJECT – A HIVE OF ACTIVITY

Painting begins on the Super Constellation

Since the start of 2018 the Qantas Founders Museum’s Super Constellation Project has been moving at a great pace with the aircraft beginning to look more like a Qantas Super Constellation each day. In early February 2018 a team from the Quick Strip Dustless Blasting Services (QSDBS) arrived in Longreach to begin the process of […]