Spirit of our History

Spirit of our History

Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive.

The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

The Australian War Memorial is established as a corporation by the Australian War Memorial Act 1980. The Memorial consists of three sub-programs: National Collection, Public Programs and Corporate Services.

Qantas is proud to be a Benefactor of the Australian War Memorial.

Australian Women Pilots' Association

Australian Women Pilots’ Association

On 16 September 1950 a group of 35 women became charter members of the Australian Women Pilots' Association at a meeting at Bankstown Airport in Sydney. These women pilots of all ages and experience became the core of a nationwide network, which today, like then, aims to assist women to achieve their goals in aviation.

Their mission is to:

  • foster closer relationship and unity among women pilots;
  • assist women to undertake flying in Australia and elsewhere;
  • develop public interest in aviation, especially among women; and
  • assist in the development of aviation.

Qantas is proud to support the Australian Women Pilots' Association.

Qantas Heritage Collection

Qantas Heritage Collection

The Qantas Heritage Collection is a permanent exhibition of the rich and colourful history of Qantas. Located on the mezzanine level of Sydney Domestic Terminal (T3) near Gate 13, it is open to the public, free of charge Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Situated overlooking the spectacular background of landing and departing aircraft, it features superb panoramic views of Sydney airport. The Qantas Heritage Collection includes artefacts and memorabilia drawn from thousands of items of historical significance donated by passengers and airline staff.

Covering an area of 1,000 square metres, the exhibition was created by Qantas as a result of the voluntary work of 15 retired staff. Since the early 1990s, the group has worked diligently to sort, catalogue and preserve a diverse range of items. The Collection welcomes the donation of suitable items. Enquiries may be directed to the Curator on 0418 416 728 during business hours.

Qantas Founders Museum

Qantas Founders Museum

Qantas Founders Museum is an independent non-for-profit community organisation and registered charity, established in 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd.

Today Qantas Founders Museum is a world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artefacts.

Qantas is proud to support Qantas Founders Museum.

TAA Museum

TAA Museum

The Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Museum is the only aviation museum dedicated to the preservation of Australia's domestic aviation development and formally recognises all participants in Australia's aviation development.

Primarily focusing on TAA and AUSTRALIAN Airlines, this private collection is unique. The museum identifies the achievements of a once great airline, the contributions made to aviation in general, and the people who made it "TAA - The Friendly Way."

Qantas is proud to support the TAA Museum.

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