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MARKING THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT

This month, Qantas Founders Museum had planned to celebrate the completion of our Airpark Roof Project with a Community Launch. While the Coronavirus crisis has changed our plans, it does not and should not take away from what has been achieved on this project in a year since the official sod turning. On 10 May […]

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 […]

CELEBRATION OF THE QANTAS CENTENARY FLY IN AND THE OCTOBER CENTENARY GALA WEEKEND POSTPONED

          Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 16 April 2020 CELEBRATION OF THE QANTAS CENTENARY FLY IN AND THE OCTOBER CENTENARY GALA WEEKEND POSTPONED As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Qantas Founders Museum has decided to postpone two more of its Celebration of the Qantas Centenary Events including the Celebration of the Qantas […]

A snapshot into the life of a QEA clerk in Gladstone

William George Laurence Smith started working as a clerk with Qantas Empire Airways in Gladstone as a 17 year-old in 1944.   Gladstone was a regular port of call for the Short S.23 flying boat service to north Queensland and he kept log books of every flight from 1st June 1944 to 8th April 1945. […]

COVID- 19: CHANGES TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM OPERATIONS AND EVENTS

  Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 24 March 2020 – Updated 23 April 2020 COVID- 19: CHANGES TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM OPERATIONS AND EVENTS Qantas Founders Museum has made the difficult decision to close its doors as of 4pm today, Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice for the safety of our staff, visitors and […]

A DOLL SIZE DISPLAY OF QANTAS UNIFORMS

          Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 9 March 2020 A DOLL SIZE DISPLAY OF QANTAS UNIFORMS Qantas Founders Museum will host a unique collection of 43 dolls dressed in Qantas Airways uniforms over the past 100 years. The collection is owned and created by Qantas Long Haul Flight Attendant Sara Armbrecht […]

MUSEUM PLAYS PART IN QANTAS SAFETY VIDEO

      Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 26 February 2020 MUSEUM PLAYS PART IN QANTAS SAFETY VIDEO Qantas Founders Museum is proud to feature in the new Qantas Airways safety video which was released by the airline today. The video, which was filmed in part at Qantas Founders Museum in August 2019, includes footage […]

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 […]

CENTENARY FLY IN TICKETS ON SALE

 Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 13 February 2020 JOIN US FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE QANTAS CENTENARY FLY IN Calling all pilots and aviation enthusiasts to join us for the Celebration of the Qantas Centenary Fly In from 14-16 August 2020. Tickets are now on sale for Qantas Founders Museum’s Celebration of the Qantas Centenary […]

WHO WAS PAUL McGINNESS?

WHO WAS PAUL McGINNESS? by Museum Curator Tom Harwood The other founders of QANTAS called Paul Joseph McGinness (PJM) ‘the spark of QANTAS’, because he first had the idea and the passion to pursue it, but what’s his story? Not even he seemed to know the exact date but PJM was born in the Ballangeich […]