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Qantas centenary exhibition to tour Australia

written by Staff reporter | February 27, 2020

A free exhibition marking Qantas’ centenary, featuring life-sized replicas, unseen artefacts and interactive installations, will tour Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from June 2020.

The event, titled ‘Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia’, has been crafted around six central themes – Origins, Wings to the World, Social Spirit, Challenges, Innovation and People of Qantas – and retells the biggest stories in the history of the airline through multimedia displays.

Group CEO Alan Joyce said, “For almost 100 years, Qantas has been taking Australians to the world and visitors will be able to quite literally walk through this journey and immerse themselves in a century of their national carrier.

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Scrapbooks of Fergus McMaster will be on display

“Qantas is now and has been for the past 100 years, at the global forefront of aviation. As much as this exhibition celebrates a century of Qantas history, it’s also about the future of aviation.”

In a press release accompanying the announcement, Qantas officials gave readers a preview into some of the exhibition features.

Highlights include scrapbooks of Fergus McMaster, Qantas co-founder; a replica 747 First Class Lounge from the 1970s; an interactive recreation of the airline’s current Integrated Operations Centre; and an immersive experience detailing the effects of long-haul flight.

City tour dates are as follows:

PROMOTED CONTENT
  • Brisbane (Queensland Museum): 27 June 2020 – 16 November 2020;
  • Sydney (State Library of NSW): December 2020 – April 2021;
  • Melbourne (Scienceworks Museum): June – August 2021;
  • Perth (unspecified): December 2021 – February 2022

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15 Comments

  • Peter

    says:

    Just put the Tiger out of its misery. Slap some new paint on the 737s and market them as Virgin Blue and watch it turn a profit. Transitioning the leisure routes and even some regionals to the Virgin Blue brand, IMHO, makes perfect sense. Sort of like a modern day Ansett Express.

  • Brian Doyle

    says:

    It’s just shame Qantas aren’t going to country areas around Australia with their 100 year exhibation. I remember their 50th anniversary as a child when they brought that exhibition to country towns such as Goulburn NSW.

  • Rob Nottle

    says:

    Why aren’t you bringing it to Adelaide.

  • Michael Andrew

    says:

    To all who were there,
    I was part of the Qantas team from 1977 through to 1997, the 747 years! I personally feel it would be a fitting reward for those ex and current Qantas employees to salute and celebrate the departure of the last 747 aircraft, as time draws near.
    During the 70’s and the 80’s Qantas the airline consisted of only 747 aircraft, that was the fleet! The airline at one time consisted of the 747 200, 747 Combi, 747 SP and then the 747 300. Then along came the 767 200 and then 767 300 appeared, then came the 747 400 a real game changer, the fleet remained all Boeing. Those years also saw a sprinkling of leased 747 aircraft added to the fleet when customer demand or maintenance required.
    The Boeing 747 type aircraft has lasting memories for me and I am sure many others, so a get together at the departure time of the last 747 to leave Qantas service would be very meaningful. Maybe a signed card from those who were there, this card to go on board the aircraft when it leaves to wherever it is bound for.

    • Rocket

      says:

      I’m in the same boat as you and so is my Dad who knew Hudson Fysh. I think it’s a great idea.

  • Ian Draper

    says:

    Sad that Adelaide has been left out again.

  • Roberto Cornale

    says:

    Would be nice if the “Spirit of Australia” could do a scaled down version to tour regional airports (even if for only a couple of days at each) in recognition of the support these communities have given the airline over the past century.

  • Kim

    says:

    So the exhibition is not coming to Adelaide. Fitting, as no Qantas International flights depart Adelaide. Has someone in Adelaide upset Mr Joyce? Surely we here in Adelaide are entitled to see the exhibition. Please reconsider…

  • Mac Carter

    says:

    Longreach and Winton where the airline originated should be included in this exhibition.
    Would be a great boost for regional Queensland.

    • Rocket

      says:

      I think you’ll find most of the stuff being exhibited comes from the QFOM at Longreach.

      • TD

        says:

        Great idea. Let’s DO it! Make it happen cause you are in the know.

  • Peter

    says:

    Why not Adelaide as well. We are in the same country and you have to go past us to get to Perth.

  • David Smith

    says:

    It appears that QANTAS does not consider Tasmania as being part of Australia; this Island State also misses out on the Exhibition.

    • Bernard Samms

      says:

      Quite right David. Tassie has supported Qantas for decade after decade. Typical of Alan Joyce who is only interested in money. Tassie and SA are just not big enough for him.

  • Alan Wiburd

    says:

    Will my suitcase you lost in 1973 turn up amongst the artefacts in the centenary exhibition. I would like to see it again.

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Qantas centenary exhibition to tour Australia

written by Staff reporter | February 27, 2020

A free exhibition marking Qantas’ centenary, featuring life-sized replicas, unseen artefacts and interactive installations, will tour Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from June 2020.

The event, titled ‘Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia’, has been crafted around six central themes – Origins, Wings to the World, Social Spirit, Challenges, Innovation and People of Qantas – and retells the biggest stories in the history of the airline through multimedia displays.

Group CEO Alan Joyce said, “For almost 100 years, Qantas has been taking Australians to the world and visitors will be able to quite literally walk through this journey and immerse themselves in a century of their national carrier.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Scrapbooks of Fergus McMaster will be on display

“Qantas is now and has been for the past 100 years, at the global forefront of aviation. As much as this exhibition celebrates a century of Qantas history, it’s also about the future of aviation.”

In a press release accompanying the announcement, Qantas officials gave readers a preview into some of the exhibition features.

Highlights include scrapbooks of Fergus McMaster, Qantas co-founder; a replica 747 First Class Lounge from the 1970s; an interactive recreation of the airline’s current Integrated Operations Centre; and an immersive experience detailing the effects of long-haul flight.

City tour dates are as follows:

PROMOTED CONTENT
  • Brisbane (Queensland Museum): 27 June 2020 – 16 November 2020;
  • Sydney (State Library of NSW): December 2020 – April 2021;
  • Melbourne (Scienceworks Museum): June – August 2021;
  • Perth (unspecified): December 2021 – February 2022

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

15 Comments

  • Peter

    says:

    Just put the Tiger out of its misery. Slap some new paint on the 737s and market them as Virgin Blue and watch it turn a profit. Transitioning the leisure routes and even some regionals to the Virgin Blue brand, IMHO, makes perfect sense. Sort of like a modern day Ansett Express.

  • Brian Doyle

    says:

    It’s just shame Qantas aren’t going to country areas around Australia with their 100 year exhibation. I remember their 50th anniversary as a child when they brought that exhibition to country towns such as Goulburn NSW.

  • Rob Nottle

    says:

    Why aren’t you bringing it to Adelaide.

  • Michael Andrew

    says:

    To all who were there,
    I was part of the Qantas team from 1977 through to 1997, the 747 years! I personally feel it would be a fitting reward for those ex and current Qantas employees to salute and celebrate the departure of the last 747 aircraft, as time draws near.
    During the 70’s and the 80’s Qantas the airline consisted of only 747 aircraft, that was the fleet! The airline at one time consisted of the 747 200, 747 Combi, 747 SP and then the 747 300. Then along came the 767 200 and then 767 300 appeared, then came the 747 400 a real game changer, the fleet remained all Boeing. Those years also saw a sprinkling of leased 747 aircraft added to the fleet when customer demand or maintenance required.
    The Boeing 747 type aircraft has lasting memories for me and I am sure many others, so a get together at the departure time of the last 747 to leave Qantas service would be very meaningful. Maybe a signed card from those who were there, this card to go on board the aircraft when it leaves to wherever it is bound for.

    • Rocket

      says:

      I’m in the same boat as you and so is my Dad who knew Hudson Fysh. I think it’s a great idea.

  • Ian Draper

    says:

    Sad that Adelaide has been left out again.

  • Roberto Cornale

    says:

    Would be nice if the “Spirit of Australia” could do a scaled down version to tour regional airports (even if for only a couple of days at each) in recognition of the support these communities have given the airline over the past century.

  • Kim

    says:

    So the exhibition is not coming to Adelaide. Fitting, as no Qantas International flights depart Adelaide. Has someone in Adelaide upset Mr Joyce? Surely we here in Adelaide are entitled to see the exhibition. Please reconsider…

  • Mac Carter

    says:

    Longreach and Winton where the airline originated should be included in this exhibition.
    Would be a great boost for regional Queensland.

    • Rocket

      says:

      I think you’ll find most of the stuff being exhibited comes from the QFOM at Longreach.

      • TD

        says:

        Great idea. Let’s DO it! Make it happen cause you are in the know.

  • Peter

    says:

    Why not Adelaide as well. We are in the same country and you have to go past us to get to Perth.

  • David Smith

    says:

    It appears that QANTAS does not consider Tasmania as being part of Australia; this Island State also misses out on the Exhibition.

    • Bernard Samms

      says:

      Quite right David. Tassie has supported Qantas for decade after decade. Typical of Alan Joyce who is only interested in money. Tassie and SA are just not big enough for him.

  • Alan Wiburd

    says:

    Will my suitcase you lost in 1973 turn up amongst the artefacts in the centenary exhibition. I would like to see it again.

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Qantas centenary exhibition to tour Australia

written by Staff reporter | February 27, 2020

A free exhibition marking Qantas’ centenary, featuring life-sized replicas, unseen artefacts and interactive installations, will tour Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from June 2020.

The event, titled ‘Qantas Centenary – 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia’, has been crafted around six central themes – Origins, Wings to the World, Social Spirit, Challenges, Innovation and People of Qantas – and retells the biggest stories in the history of the airline through multimedia displays.

Group CEO Alan Joyce said, “For almost 100 years, Qantas has been taking Australians to the world and visitors will be able to quite literally walk through this journey and immerse themselves in a century of their national carrier.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Scrapbooks of Fergus McMaster will be on display

“Qantas is now and has been for the past 100 years, at the global forefront of aviation. As much as this exhibition celebrates a century of Qantas history, it’s also about the future of aviation.”

In a press release accompanying the announcement, Qantas officials gave readers a preview into some of the exhibition features.

Highlights include scrapbooks of Fergus McMaster, Qantas co-founder; a replica 747 First Class Lounge from the 1970s; an interactive recreation of the airline’s current Integrated Operations Centre; and an immersive experience detailing the effects of long-haul flight.

City tour dates are as follows:

PROMOTED CONTENT
  • Brisbane (Queensland Museum): 27 June 2020 – 16 November 2020;
  • Sydney (State Library of NSW): December 2020 – April 2021;
  • Melbourne (Scienceworks Museum): June – August 2021;
  • Perth (unspecified): December 2021 – February 2022

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

15 Comments

  • Peter

    says:

    Just put the Tiger out of its misery. Slap some new paint on the 737s and market them as Virgin Blue and watch it turn a profit. Transitioning the leisure routes and even some regionals to the Virgin Blue brand, IMHO, makes perfect sense. Sort of like a modern day Ansett Express.

  • Brian Doyle

    says:

    It’s just shame Qantas aren’t going to country areas around Australia with their 100 year exhibation. I remember their 50th anniversary as a child when they brought that exhibition to country towns such as Goulburn NSW.

  • Rob Nottle

    says:

    Why aren’t you bringing it to Adelaide.

  • Michael Andrew

    says:

    To all who were there,
    I was part of the Qantas team from 1977 through to 1997, the 747 years! I personally feel it would be a fitting reward for those ex and current Qantas employees to salute and celebrate the departure of the last 747 aircraft, as time draws near.
    During the 70’s and the 80’s Qantas the airline consisted of only 747 aircraft, that was the fleet! The airline at one time consisted of the 747 200, 747 Combi, 747 SP and then the 747 300. Then along came the 767 200 and then 767 300 appeared, then came the 747 400 a real game changer, the fleet remained all Boeing. Those years also saw a sprinkling of leased 747 aircraft added to the fleet when customer demand or maintenance required.
    The Boeing 747 type aircraft has lasting memories for me and I am sure many others, so a get together at the departure time of the last 747 to leave Qantas service would be very meaningful. Maybe a signed card from those who were there, this card to go on board the aircraft when it leaves to wherever it is bound for.

    • Rocket

      says:

      I’m in the same boat as you and so is my Dad who knew Hudson Fysh. I think it’s a great idea.

  • Ian Draper

    says:

    Sad that Adelaide has been left out again.

  • Roberto Cornale

    says:

    Would be nice if the “Spirit of Australia” could do a scaled down version to tour regional airports (even if for only a couple of days at each) in recognition of the support these communities have given the airline over the past century.

  • Kim

    says:

    So the exhibition is not coming to Adelaide. Fitting, as no Qantas International flights depart Adelaide. Has someone in Adelaide upset Mr Joyce? Surely we here in Adelaide are entitled to see the exhibition. Please reconsider…

  • Mac Carter

    says:

    Longreach and Winton where the airline originated should be included in this exhibition.
    Would be a great boost for regional Queensland.

    • Rocket

      says:

      I think you’ll find most of the stuff being exhibited comes from the QFOM at Longreach.

      • TD

        says:

        Great idea. Let’s DO it! Make it happen cause you are in the know.

  • Peter

    says:

    Why not Adelaide as well. We are in the same country and you have to go past us to get to Perth.

  • David Smith

    says:

    It appears that QANTAS does not consider Tasmania as being part of Australia; this Island State also misses out on the Exhibition.

    • Bernard Samms

      says:

      Quite right David. Tassie has supported Qantas for decade after decade. Typical of Alan Joyce who is only interested in money. Tassie and SA are just not big enough for him.

  • Alan Wiburd

    says:

    Will my suitcase you lost in 1973 turn up amongst the artefacts in the centenary exhibition. I would like to see it again.

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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