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Qantas Centenary Birthday Week

On 16 November 2020, Qantas Airways will turn 100 and to celebrate Qantas Founders Museum has a number of activities planned throughout the week. Every day from 16 to 22 November, local artists will perform in Qantas Founders Museum’s McGinness’ Restaurant during lunch while guests enjoy a variety of lunch specials. Birthday balloons and free […]

“Our Qantas, Our People” – Exhibition

Curated by the Museum’s Curator Tom Harwood, this exhibition will tell the stories of some of the many people whose lives contributed to the creation and ongoing development of our national airline. Whether as pilots, engineers, cabin crew or ground staff, their stories will remind us of the dedication to high standards of service and […]

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 […]

Celebrating the 1919 Air Route Survey

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 Airline, Qantas and impact the lives of communities in Outback Queensland and around Australia. On 19th of August 1919, Longreach […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

RESTORATION WORK TO BE COMPLETED NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTED QANTAS HANGAR IN OCT/NOV2018

  To our valued visitors and community, please be advised that from 22 October – 12 November 2018 Qantas Founders Museum will be undertaking important restoration work in the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar that is part of our museum precinct. During this time there will be no access to the National Heritage Listed Qantas […]