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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 […]

A SIGNIFICANT FORTNIGHT FOR THE SUPER CONSTELLATION PROJECT

The preceding few weeks have no doubt been a tough and arduous period for our Super Constellation volunteers and Project Manager but the results speak for themselves with the aircraft now standing on its own ‘legs’ (landing gear) with its wings and engines attached as of Friday 25 May 2018. Assisted by a team of […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]