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Qantas Birthday Celebrations 2021

On 16 November 2021, Qantas Airways will turn 101 years old and to celebrate, Qantas Founders Museum will provide free entry to the Museum for all visitors and a birthday cake for morning tea will be available for all to enjoy. Visitors can learn about the history of the early Qantas years and significance of […]

Roaring 1920s Evening

In the centenary year of Australia’s national airline, Qantas Founders Museum will take their guests back to the 1920s in a themed evening to be held in the Museum’s 1922 National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar.  Guests will enjoy a three course 1920s inspired sit-down dinner under the stars in front of the Qantas Hangar. During […]

The Donaldson Collection – Exhibition

This is a Photographic Exhibition of the Life in the Gulf Country of Outback Queensland 1910- 1927. The Donaldson Collection includes images of the Donaldson family including cattle station manager Willie Donaldson, his wife Helen and their children, at Riversleigh and Rocklands from 1920-1927. The exhibition gives us insight into what life was like for […]

100 YEARS OF WHAT?

On Monday 16 November 2020, Qantas Airways will turn 100 and Qantas Founders Museum has a number of activities planned for the day to celebrate this incredible milestone. Before the celebrations begin, Qantas Founders Museum’s Curator Tom Harwood has written this piece about what exactly we are celebrating… It seems there’s some confusion about exactly […]

CELEBRATING OVER 60 YEARS TOGETHER

Qantas Founders Museum is thrilled to announce that Qudos Bank will be a major sponsor of the Museum’s Celebration of the Qantas Centenary in 2021. Qudos Bank is one of Australia’s largest customer-owned banks with over 100,000 customers across Australia. Founded in 1959 by a group of Qantas employees who wanted to establish better financial […]

CELEBRATE THE QANTAS CENTENARY IN 2021

On 16 November 2020, Australia’s national airline Qantas will turn 100 and Qantas Founders Museum will celebrate this incredible milestone with an exciting program of events from November 2020 to December 2021. The Celebration of the Qantas Centenary Program of Events 2021 includes gala evenings, unique setting dinner experiences, gallery exhibitions and free give aways. Qantas […]

FRANK McNALLY – AN ACCIDENTAL BONUS

FRANK McNALLY – AN ACCIDENTAL BONUS by Museum Curator Tom Harwood You don’t have to be around the early QANTAS story for long before you become aware of two photos. One shows three mechanics, one in a flat cap and another wearing a tie, working on a Beardmore engine at the front of the Longreach […]

Who was Hudson Fysh

WHO WAS HUDSON FYSH? by Museum Curator Tom Harwood If there’s one name which tends to be seen as synonymous with the early days of QANTAS, it’s Hudson Fysh, but how much more do you know than that? Let’s find out. Wilmot Hudson Fysh was born, the eldest of four children of Frederick Wilmot Fysh […]

SIR FERGUS McMASTER’S VERSION OF THE BEGINNING

Early in February 2020, Sir Fergus McMaster’s daughter-in-law, the widow of his son, Duncan, moved to a nursing home. During the clean-up, the family found, at the bottom a drawer, a document they thought had long been lost – a carbon copy of notes Sir Fergus had dictated to Duncan in the late 1940s about […]

FREE ENTRY FOR CURRENT AND PAST QANTAS STAFF

Are you a current or past Qantas staff member? Did you know if you visit our Museum you can receive free entry to the Museum and a discount price for our Airpark Tour? 2020 is the centenary of Qantas and where better to celebrate this incredible milestone than in Longreach, where Qantas started operating from […]