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A bit of envy for fans of the Boeing 707

David Coulter Warbrick trained as an aircraft Instrument Maker with the Royal Australian Air Force in World War 2. When he was discharged, he joined Qantas and worked on DC-3s, Avro Lancastrians and both versions of the Lockheed Constellation before he became part of the Qantas team overseeing the construction of VH-EBA, now the Museum’s […]

MAJOR STAGE OF AIRPARK ROOF COVERED

        Qantas Founders Museum Media Release  25 February 2020 MAJOR STAGE OF AIRPARK ROOF COVERED Qantas Founders Museum’s iconic Boeing 707 and Boeing 747 aircraft are now under cover, with the last of the Airpark Roof Project’s Aramax Sheeting installed. Work began on the Aramax Roof installation in November 2019 with the […]

CELEBRATE THE QANTAS CENTENARY AT QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

                                 CELEBRATE THE QANTAS CENTENARY AT QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM In 2020, Australia’s national airline Qantas Airways will turn 100, an amazing achievement for the airline and an important moment in our nation’s history. There is no better place to celebrate this incredible milestone than at Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, […]

WHATS HAPPENING WITH THE AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT?

Qantas Founders Museum’s Airpark Roof Project is an ambitious $14.3 million two stage project to create a unique night experience using a sound and light show projected on the fuselage of the iconic Boeing 747, Boeing 707 and an 8072m2 roof. Stage One of the Project includes the construction of a 8072m2 roof and lighting for […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

$3 MILLION GRANT IGNITES LUMINESCENT LONGREACH LIGHT SHOW

          QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE  20 May 2019 $3 MILLION GRANT IGNITES LUMINESCENT LONGREACH LIGHT SHOW                       Today Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones announced Qantas Foundation Memorial (the parent company to Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach) has been awarded […]

A special connection to “Southern Horizon”

Last week Qantas Founders Museum had the pleasure of welcoming a very special visitor and his family to our museum. Jim Drane worked for Qantas from 1949 to 1981 and was a flight engineer on the Super Constellations, the Boeing 707s and the Boeing 747s. Jim’s family had contacted the Museum when they heard about […]

OFFICIAL SOD TURNING FOR LUMINESCENT LONGREACH STAGE 1 AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT

            QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE   10 May 2019   OFFICIAL SOD TURNING FOR STAGE 1 OF THE AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT Today the Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud and Qantas Foundation Memorial and Qantas Founders Museum Chairman John Vincent turned the sod […]

WORK COMMENCES ON $11.3 MILLION AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT

      Qantas Founders Museum Media Release   2 April 2019    WORK COMMENCES ON $11.3 MILLION AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT Work has commenced on Qantas Founders Museum’s $11.3 million Luminescent Longreach Stage 1: Airpark Roof Project with the installation of the structure’s footings underway. The Luminescent Longreach Stage One Airpark Roof Project is the first […]