Thirty Years on ...
Queensland Air Museum
Major Collections


This recently published book provides in-depth descriptions of all aircraft and engines in the QAM collection. In addition to technical specifications, it also presents a comprehensive history of each individual aircraft in the collection. The book is the work of QAM member, Don Cameron.

Forty seven airframes and more than thirty five engines are discussed. In addition, nineteen propellers are listed as are twenty nine major items of airfield and aircraft equipment and fifteen large scale aircraft models. The book concludes with a list of twelve unique and historic aircraft in the QAM collection.

The book is complete to November 2004 but acquisitions since that date are also listed. There are fifty eight illustrations, forty in colour, in the 143 page, A4 size book which is printed on 113gsm gloss art paper with the cover printed on 300gsm gloss art in full colour and celloglazed.

The book is on sale at the Museum gift shop and is also available by mail order from:

Queensland Air Museum
PO Box 3246
Caloundra DC QLD 4551

The price is $A35.00 plus P&P ($A8.00 within Australia, / $A18.00 for the UK & USA. Drafts in Australian Dollars only please).

All proceeds from sale of the book will go towards the Queensland Air Museum's main activity: preserving and displaying Australia's aviation heritage.

The book was made possible by a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund of the Queensland Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Local grants were administered by a committee established by the Caloundra City Council. The book was officially launched by Don Aldous, the Mayor of Caloundra, on 5 August 2005 at a VP Anniversary ceremony.

A sample page showing QAM's Fairey Gannet