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YEAR OF OUTBACK TOURISM EVENTS PROGRAM SUPPORTS QANTAS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

    MEDIA RELEASE  20 SEPTEMBER 2019 YEAR OF OUTBACK TOURISM EVENTS PROGRAM SUPPORTS QANTAS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Qantas Founders Museum’s Celebration of the Qantas Centenary Program of Events, is one of 15 events to receive funding through the second round of the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program. In […]

September School Holiday Activities

These September School Holidays, Qantas Founders Museum has planned some fun and exciting activities for our younger visitors and their families to enjoy: Cadets Tour Qantas Founders Museum invites families to come along and enjoy exploring the Museum and National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar with one of our enthusiastic tour guides on our FREE Cadets Tour! […]

HELP DESIGN THE CENTENARY OF QANTAS POSTCARD

          QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE   17 September 2019   HELP DESIGN THE CENTENARY OF QANTAS POSTCARD  Qantas Founders Museum is calling on all artists to help celebrate ‘The Centenary of Qantas’ by designing a commemorative postcard which will be sold at the Museum’s Founders’ Store. Today Qantas Founders Museum […]

CHANGES TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM’S AIRCRAFT TOURS FROM 2 SEPTEMBER 2019

            QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE 16 July 2019   CHANGES TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM’S AIRCRAFT TOURS FROM 2 SEPTEMBER 2019 Qantas Founders Museum’s aircraft tours are set to change from 2 September 2019 until later in 2020 due to construction work for the Museum’s Airpark Roof Project. Major construction […]

Father’s Day Special

Father’s Day is this Sunday 1 September 2019 and Qantas Founders Museum has a special Father’s Day Draw to spoil your Dad. If you purchase a drink at Qantas Founders Museum’s McGinness Restaurant from today (27 August 2019) until 3pm Friday 30 August 2019, you go in the draw to win a Father’s Day basket […]

FILMING AT QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM – 27 AUGUST 2019

        To our valued customers, please be advised that on Tuesday 27 August 2019, Qantas Founders Museum will be hosting a media crew who will be filming around the Museum’s National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar. While most of the filming will be on the north side/ airside of the Hangar, parts of […]

The final flight of the VH-ABB “Coolangatta”

                What’s not quite right in this photo? At about 7am on the morning of October 11th, 1944, Short S.23 flying boat VH-ABB, ‘Coolangatta’ took off from Rose Bay for Townsville with 7 crew and 22 passengers. The electric flap motor failed and the flaps had to be […]

OPERA QUEENSLAND’S NEW TOURING WORK SONGS TO DIE FOR TRAVELS TO LONGREACH

MEDIA RELEASE 14 August 2019                   OPERA QUEENSLAND’S NEW TOURING WORK SONGS TO DIE FOR Queenslanders are dying to see the brand-new touring work from Opera Queensland, Songs To Die For, a cheeky, celebratory and ultimately reverend look at Opera’s relationship with the art of dying. Coming […]

MEDIA RELEASE: CELEBRATING A COUNTRY DRIVE THAT CREATED AN AIRLINE

        QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE  7 August 2019 CELEBRATING A COUNTRY DRIVE THAT CREATED AN AIRLINE On Monday 19 August 2019, Qantas Founders Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of a 51-day drive by three World War One veterans through Northern Australia which would lead to the creation of Australia’s National […]

THE COUNTRY DRIVE THAT CREATED AN AIRLINE

Australia’s Prime Minister Billy Hughes spent Christmas 1918 at Cobham Hall which was being used as a convalescent hospital for Army officers in Kent, England. The Commandant was Australian-born Florence Bligh, then Lady Darnley who, on Boxing Day, persuaded Hughes to have a conversation with Australian patients Captains John Finlay, John Leahy and Robert McKenzie […]