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Qantas Birthday Celebration Free Morning Tea

On Friday 16 November 2018, Qantas will mark its 98th birthday. On this day the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited, QANTAS, was registered as a company in Brisbane. Qantas went on to set up operations and mail routes through Western Queensland and the Northern Territory. From these small beginnings, Qantas has grown into […]

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 […]

Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices- Exhibition Launch

To prevent their mothers catching sight of them, babies were often taken straight to the hospital crèche like this one photographed in 1954.

Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices examines, through the contributions of people affected by Australia’s forced adoptions policies and practices, what happens when social expectations, morality and authority collide. It is estimated that 250,000 Australians were affected by the policies and practices of forced adoption, with most adoptions occurring between 1950 and 1975. The policies […]

Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices – a National Archives of Australia Travelling Exhibition

A crèche in a large metropolitan hospital, 1953.

Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices examines, through the contributions of people affected by Australia’s forced adoptions policies and practices, what happens when social expectations, morality and authority collide. It is estimated that 250,000 Australians were affected by the policies and practices of forced adoption, with most adoptions occurring between 1950 and 1975. The policies […]

National Trust 2018 Australian Heritage Festival – FREE Guided Tours of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar

Qantas Founders Museum is celebrating and participating in the 2018 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival, with free guided tours of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar. The 2018 Australian Heritage Festival’s theme is “My Culture My Story” and will run from 18 April – 20 May 2018.  Daily from 18 April – 20 May 2018 between 2-3pm, […]

Onward and Upward – Qantas and Sport Exhibition

The desire to help has always been a part of Qantas Airway’s operating philosophy and it is seen most clearly in its support for sporting teams and events. As we enjoy the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games ‘Onward & Upward’, the latest exhibition in Qantas Founders Museum’s Gallery 1 recognises some of the many activities […]

MEDIA RELEASE: COALITION GOVERNMENT COMMITS $11.3 MILLION TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT

          QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE 18 December 2017   Today the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud, announced the Coalition Government will allocate $11.3 million towards Qantas Founders Museum’s Airpark Roof Project in the 2017-18 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Deputy Prime Minister and […]

MEDIA RELEASE: NEW INTERACTIVE TABLE DISPLAY UNVEILS THE LIVES OF EARLY QANTAS STAFF

        Qantas Founders Museum Media Release   16 NOVEMBER 2017 NEW INTERACTIVE TABLE DISPLAY UNVEILS THE LIVES OF EARLY QANTAS STAFF Today, on Qantas’ 97th birthday, Qantas Founders Museum launched the new Interactive Table Display “Qantas: Born of Australia’s ANZAC Spirit” adding another chapter to the many stories of the history of […]