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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 […]

‘THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST’ IS SUCH A SIMPLE IDEA…

‘THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST’ IS SUCH A SIMPLE IDEA… by Qantas Founders Museum Curator Tom Harwood  It’d be difficult to find a more complicated story than the introduction of the Boeing 707 to Qantas, sixty years ago. A large part of the problem is that humans get fixated on the concept of ‘first’ not […]

WORKING ON THE SUPER CONSTELLATION COCKPIT PROJECT

WORKING ON THE SUPER CONSTELLATION COCKPIT PROJECT By Project Manager Raymond Boak When the Super Constellation arrived on the back of a truck in May 2017, I was passing through Longreach and made a point of watching the unloading but there was no chance to see inside. On a following trip I did get to […]

VOTE ONE FOR QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

Today (8 July 2019) voting for the Outback Queensland Visitor Choice Awards open and Qantas Founders Museum would love your vote for Best Outback Queensland Experience! By voting you go into the draw to win $500 of fuel ⛽. There are three other categories you can also vote for including Best Outback Queensland Stay, Best […]

AUSTRALIAN AVIATION MUSEUM DONATES ARTEFACTS TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

        QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE    AUSTRALIAN AVIATION MUSEUM DONATES ARTEFACTS TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM Qantas Founders Museum has received several significant artefacts donated by the Australian Aviation Museum. The artefacts include a set of 1950s Heritage Airstairs invented by Qantas Engineer George Roberts, a vintage 1935 International Aviation Refuelling Truck […]