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"QUEENSLAND MUSEUM - 3" Top 5 Page for this destination Queensland Museum Tip by balhannah

Queensland Museum, Brisbane: 7 reviews and 20 photos

  The fire brigade quadricycle
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  • The fire brigade quadricycle - Brisbane
      The fire brigade quadricycle
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  • Bert Hinkler's Plane - Brisbane
      Bert Hinkler's Plane
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  • Queensland Car - Brisbane
      Queensland Car
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  • Acrhoc Australis - Brisbane
      Acrhoc Australis
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Another area of the Museum I found interesting, was the Boats, & Vehicles area.

My 1st photo is of the Fire Brigade, back in 1866. It is called a Quadricycle, four men rode it, and they pulled a reel of hose behind. This one belonged to the New Farm Fire Brigade.
Hard to imagine them getting to a fire anywhere in time! ......Lucky we have BIG improvement today, with Helicopter's playing a big part in putting out fires!

The 2nd photo is of Bert Hinkler's Plane that is on display here. He was the Australian aviator who made the first solo flight from Britain to Australia in 1928.

He made the flight in a single-engine Avro Avian aircraft in 15 1/2 days!.....this broke 5 aviation records!

The 3rd photo is of a car that was actually produced in Queensland. Unfortunately, it really didn't get off the ground, as after only 3000 being made, the Company went broke, what bad luck!

The 4th photo is of a very small sailing yacht, and would you believe, it holds the WORLD RECORD FOR BEING THE SMALLEST BOAT TO EVER SAIL AROUND THE WORLD. Its name is Acrhoc Australis, and believe me, it is small, how it ever survived the high seas, I will never know, you certainly wouldn't get me on it!

These are just some of the interesting displays, there are many more!

Open 9.30 - 5pm daily

Address: South Bank

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2009
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