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The monument commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the formation of QANTAS (The Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service Ltd).

QANTAS was formed by three men, Lieutenant Hudson Fysh, Mr Fergus McMaster, and Lieutenant Paul McGinness in 1920 with a view to providing aerial services to central Queensland. Financial backing came from wealthy Queensland pastoralists.


Address:Kennedy Development Road, Near Musical Fence, Winton, 4735
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.3775
Long: 143.041389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:16-November-1920
Actual Event End Date:16-November-2000


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 21st November, 2000
Front Inscription

On the 23rd February, 1921, Winton Shire resolved " to make a grant to QANTAS Ltd. of half the amount expended in  making a landing ground for aeroplanes up to 20 Pounds." 

Unveiled by James Strong  
Chief Executive
 QANTAS Airways Ltd.
 21st November 2000.

Celebrating the 80th year of the formation of  QANTAS in Winton
16th November, 1920.

Erected by Winton Shire Council and QANTAS Airways Limited and Winton's WORC Crew.

Source: MA
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