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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 […]

QANTAS HANGAR SHARES IN $4.4 MILLION OF FUNDING FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTED SITES

        Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 4 June 2018 QANTAS HANGAR SHARES IN $4.4 MILLION OF FUNDING FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTED SITES The National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar is one of twenty four heritage listed sites to share in more than $4.4 million funding under the Protecting National Historic Sites program for […]

QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM WINS GOLD AT THE 2018 NATIONAL TRUST QUEENSLAND HERITAGE AWARDS

          Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 1 June 2018 QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM WINS GOLD AT THE 2018 NATIONAL TRUST QUEENSLAND HERITAGE AWARDS Qantas Founders Museum has won Gold in the Conservation Works category for the “Restoration of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar” Project at the 2018 National Trust Queensland Heritage […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

MEDIA RELEASE: RADF GRANT BRINGS CAMERATA – QUEENSLAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO LONGREACH

Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 3 April 2018 RADF GRANT BRINGS CAMERATA – QUEENSLAND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO LONGREACH Qantas Founders Museum has been awarded $2,900 from the Longreach Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) for the performance fee of the Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra’s 2018 Regional Tour to Longreach in June 2018. Camerata […]

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 […]