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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 […]