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handoverThe Australian Gliding Museum first met as a committee on February 26th 1999. This brought together a number of kindred spirits interested in preserving older and historic gliders. These gliders are scattered all over Australia and the aim is to collect them in a safe place before they become destroyed or deteriorate beyond sensible refurbishment.

Other interesting gliding paraphernalia also is becoming available. A strong catalyst for formation of a glider museum was the discovery that an important Australian designed Schneider glider had left Australia bound for a foreign collection.

Find us on Google mapsTo join the Museum view Joining and Visiting. To make a non monetary gift view Deed of Gift.

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MuseumsAustraliaGraeme Barton and Marcia Cavanagh have attended the "Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop" at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton.

Thanks to Bernie Duckworth some items had previously been recorded on this site, with 2 more items added by Graeme and Marcia.

Please click here to see the Australian Gliding Museum collection currently recorded on the Victorian Collections website.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:02
 
New workshop donation progress PDF Print E-mail

Burnishing the concrete floor Easter 2011        photo J. AshfordThe Museum has received an 18mx10m steel building from Phil and Diane Prapulenus, a wonderful donation.

The building was originally located at Locksley and a working bee to dismantle it was held on Saturday 30 th. May 2009.

The building was re-erected alongside the Brockhoff Annex at Bacchus Marsh during Easter 2011 by local contracter Dean King and John Ashford. Preparation involved building permits etc. which took some time as the original building details could not be found. The concrete floor has one of two coats of sealer already applied and the exterior including the roof is also to be painted to match the Brockhoff Annex. Electrical supply and internal wiring, lights etc. will then be completed.

We have already received requests from other organisations wanting to use this new facility.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 14:29
 
Pelican arrives at Bacchus Marsh PDF Print E-mail
Pelican at Bacchus MarshAfter a period of negotiation the Pelican has arrived at the Brockhoff restoration and Storage Center. The glider was brought to Bacchus Marsh from Waikerie by David Goldsmith
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:41
 
Taylor Replica on display in the National Museum of Australia, Canberra PDF Print E-mail

Taylor Glider in the National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 14:30
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