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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 […]

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 […]

National Trust 2018 Australian Heritage Festival – FREE Guided Tours of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar

Qantas Founders Museum is celebrating and participating in the 2018 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival, with free guided tours of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar. The 2018 Australian Heritage Festival’s theme is “My Culture My Story” and will run from 18 April – 20 May 2018.  Daily from 18 April – 20 May 2018 between 2-3pm, […]


          QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE 18 December 2017   Today the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud, announced the Coalition Government will allocate $11.3 million towards Qantas Founders Museum’s Airpark Roof Project in the 2017-18 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Deputy Prime Minister and […]


Thursday 16 November 2017 will be the 15th anniversary of arrival of the Qantas Founders Museum’s Boeing 747– 200 VH-EBQ in Longreach. To remember this exciting event, Museum member and former Qantas Senior Production Engineer, Bob Sprague, shared this story of the lead up to arrival of the Boeing 747 in Longreach. “The reason for […]

Celebration of the completed Restoration of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar Project

In November 2016, Qantas Founders Museum’s parent company, The Trustee of the Qantas Foundation Memorial Trust, received a Community Sustainability Action Grant from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection for $49,935.00 for the Restoration of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar Project. The funding will be used for restoration work to the National Heritage […]