High above the Dardanelles

Queenslander Alfred Warner served in the Dardanelles for more than two-and-a-half years, far longer than any of his compatriots, and yet you won’t find his name mentioned in any Australian military history. As Australia’s only airship pilot (and airship station commander), his war experience was singularly remarkable, much of it spent floating high above the […]

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A Kipling-like character

Auctioned in London a few weeks ago were the gallantry and campaign medals of a long-forgotten Queenslander whose adventures read like something Rudyard Kipling might have penned. Remarkable not only for his military exploits, Major George Edward Clerk, D.S.O. had a more-than-passing connection with Queensland, aviation, Longreach and Q.A.N.T.A.S. Returning to his home State of […]

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Australia Day Honour

Congratulations to Cliff Robinson who was awarded an Order of Australia today for “services to aviation history, and to the community”. The official citation refers specifically to: Queensland Air Museum Inc: Inaugural Chaplain, since 2012. President 2001-2011. Treasurer, 1996-2000. Fundraiser, 1994-2003. Member, since 1978. Honorary Life Member, 2012. Member, Missionary Aviation Fellowship, 1955 -1990 and […]

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