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HOW CLOSE DID QANTAS COME TO NOT BEING QANTAS?

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HOW CLOSE DID QANTAS COME TO NOT BEING QANTAS? By Qantas Founders Museum Curator Tom Harwood How close did QANTAS come to not being QANTAS? Very, very close if the variety of names that were thrown around between the foundation meeting at the Gresham Hotel in the last week of July 1920 and the registration […]

MCGINNESS RESTAURANT AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND SPECIALS

Qantas Founders Museum and its McGinness’ Restaurant will be open throughout the Australian Day Weekend (25 – 27 January 2020) with some great breakfast and lunch specials available for our visitors to enjoy. They include: Saturday 25 January 2020 Lunch special – Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with Chips – $14.95 Sunday 26 January 2020 Breakfast Special […]

QANTAS BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR YOU

In 2020, Australia’s national airline, Qantas is turning 100 and we want to celebrate this major milestone with you! Throughout the Qantas Centenary year, Qantas Founders Museum will be giving away monthly specials and gifts to visitors such as books, DVDs, restaurant vouchers, aircraft tours and more to celebrate Qantas and its special year. So […]

CENTENARY POSTCARD COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Media Release 10 January 2020 QANTAS CENTENARY POSTCARD COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED Today Qantas Founders Museum announced the winners of the Centenary Postcard Competition as part of the Museum’s Qantas Centenary celebrations. Annette Coles from Tasmania won the 3-16 years category while Katie Quinn from Western Australia won the 17+ years category. The Centenary Postcard Competition […]

CELEBRATE THE QANTAS CENTENARY AT QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

                                 CELEBRATE THE QANTAS CENTENARY AT QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM In 2020, Australia’s national airline Qantas Airways will turn 100, an amazing achievement for the airline and an important moment in our nation’s history. There is no better place to celebrate this incredible milestone than at Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, […]

The Round-the-World Goodwill Flight

The first Qantas Round-the-World flight doesn’t rank as highly in the airline’s history as it possibly should. On December 20th, 1957, Lockheed Super Constellation VH-EAO “Southern Auora with Captain R A Bruce in command, left Sydney with 32 press, radio and television reporters for a 20-day 27 000 mile (43 452 km) flight during which […]

‘ISLAND FASHION’ TOURS TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM IN JANUARY 2020

          MEDIA RELEASE ‘ISLAND FASHION’ TOURS TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM IN JANUARY 2020 Qantas Founders Museum is delighted to present ‘Island Fashion on Tour’, a Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) regional touring project for children and families in January 2020. ‘Island Fashion on Tour’ features a range […]

MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW SUPER CONSTELLATION DISPLAY TO COMMUNITY

        Qantas Founders Museum Media Release  9 December 2019 MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW SUPER CONSTELLATION DISPLAY TO COMMUNITY On Saturday 7 December 2019, the Longreach Community were the first to experience the new interior display of Qantas Founders Museum’s Super Constellation which will be open to the public later in the year. The […]

CELEBRATE THE QANTAS CENTENARY IN OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

      QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE 21 OCTOBER 2019 CELEBRATE THE QANTAS CENTENARY IN OUTBACK QUEENSLAND Visitors are invited to travel to Outback Queensland, the region where Qantas was established, to celebrate the centenary of Australia’s national airline. Qantas Founders Museum has announced its program of events to celebrate the centenary of Qantas […]

MUSEUM WELCOMES QUDOS BANK AS MAJOR SPONSOR FOR QANTAS CENTENARY EVENTS

          Qantas Founders Museum Media Release   25 November 2019 MUSEUM WELCOMES QUDOS BANK AS MAJOR SPONSOR FOR QANTAS CENTENARY EVENTS Qantas Founders Museum is proud to announce that Qudos Bank will be a major sponsor for Qantas Founders Museum’s Celebration of the Qantas Centenary Program of Events in 2020. Qudos […]