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A FARSIGHTED SCOT – ALEXANDER KENNEDY

Unfortunately, Alexander Kennedy, the first passenger on a QANTAS airline service, is best-remembered for demanding that first ticket in exchange for putting money into the early company. I say ‘unfortunately’ because it’s neither a fair portrayal of the situation nor of the man and his valuable part in creating the outback airline. Kennedy was born […]

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 […]

Composed in Queensland – Opera Queensland

Join us on Saturday 24 November at 6.30pm when students from the Longreach, Winton, Barcaldine, Blackall and Barcoo shires come together to perform five new pieces created collaboratively with Opera Queensland artists and celebrated singer songwriters Megan Washington and Sara Storer. Doors open at 6pm. Cash Bar available before the performance. Admission is a gold […]

MEDIA RELEASE: QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM DONATES DC-3 EXHIBIT TO WINTON CLUB

Media Release 10 November 2016 QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM DONATES DC-3 EXHIBIT TO WINTON CLUB Today Qantas Founders Museum has donated a Qantas DC-3 Landing Gear exhibit to The Winton Club Incorporated to be included in an outdoor display around the club. The Winton Club is significant to the history of Qantas Airways as it is where […]

Media Release: Western Queensland towns celebrate their Qantas heritage for the 95th Anniversary of Qantas

Media Release  9 November 2015 Western Queensland towns celebrate their Qantas heritage for the 95th Anniversary of Qantas Western Queensland communities of Charleville, Longreach, Winton, McKinlay and Cloncurry will each host an event to commemorate the 95th Anniversary of Qantas Airways and highlight how their town, like many in Western Queensland, were vital to the […]