are well advanced for a major new military museum at
Caboolture to preserve the heritage of Australia's armed
group has been meeting for well over a year to make the idea
for the Australian Aviation Defence and Heritage Museum (AADHM)
publicity officer Kay Cohen said it wanted to incorporate
items of some of the country's small museums, including the
Caboolture Warplane Museum, into one collection to display
and preserve them.
would include items linked to the army and navy, as well as
the air force.
already secured include a CAC Winjeel, an ex-Royal Flying
Doctor Service de Havilland Drover and a Stinson L-5.
from being a great tourist attraction for Caboolture, the
AADHM would provide much-needed employment opportunities and
a window of opportunity for students and others to come
face-to-face with our wartime history and appreciate the
sacrifice that saved our country from enemy occupation at
that time,'' Ms Cohen said.
hopes to secure an unused portion of the Caboolture airfield
near the Bruce Highway for the museum.
Cohen said it would be an ideal location because it would be
visible to traffic heading to the Sunshine Coast.
ex-Ansett hangar, large enough to house 10-12 aircraft, has
already been purchased.
AADHM committee includes members of the Caboolture Aero
Club, the Beaufort Restoration Group's Ralph Cusack and is
chaired by ex-Civil Aviation Authority official Buck
become involved, or if you have items of interest, phone Ms
Cohen on 5495 4951 or (ah) 54295 093.