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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 […]

1971 The Music

1971 explores a year in music that continues to weave its soulful tapestry throughout our 21st century lives. It was the year of Sticky Fingers, Bowie’s Hunky Dory, Tea For The Tillerman, Tapestry, Joni Mitchell’s Blue and Led Zeppelin’s IV…to name just a few. Multi-award winning chanteuse and ABC music journo Nadia Sunde takes her […]

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular

A hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe join forces to weave memorable musical magic. Internationally acclaimed Brisbane acoustic guitarist Michael Fix – recently named as one of Australia’s Top 25 Guitarists of All Time by readers of Guitarist Australia magazine – will be joined by high-energy Italian virtuoso Andrea Valeri […]

747 Kids Tour

From 29 June – 15 July 2018, Qantas Founders Museum will be offering a 30 – 45 minute guided tour designed for our younger visitors to explore and learn about the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. The tour, which is available for children 14 years or younger, will be available every day throughout the School Holidays […]

Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra Performance

Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, promises an exceptional evening at Qantas Founders Museum on Tuesday 12 June 2018. Known for its adventurous programming, and building on their highly successful 2017 tour of North Queensland, Camerata will present a program where the words contemporary and classic sit side by side, bringing together new Australian music with […]

The boy in the photo

This photo is one of the many iconic Qantas photos. The young boy in the photo is Peter Ashley. Peter is a member of the Qantas Foundation Memorial (parent company of Qantas Founders Museum) and so we asked him what the story behind the photo was and this is what he told us:  “My father, […]

MEDIA RELEASE: CAMERATA LIVE IN LONGREACH!

Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, promises an exceptional evening out for Longreach locals and visitors as part of their regional tour of Queensland. Known for its adventurous programming, and building on their highly successful 2017 tour of North Queensland, Camerata will present a program where the words contemporary and classic sit side by side, bringing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]