Curator Conversation

Presented on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm

Curator Conversation is a series of entertaining talks hosted by Queensland Museum Curator Jeff Powell.

When: Wednesday 7 February 2018, 2pm

Theme: Jennifer Wilson the Queensland Museum Senior Curator, Transport Energy and Science will present: Hustling Hinkler - The story of Bert Hinkler's 1928 flight from England to Australia 

On 7 February 1928, Queensland aviator Herbert ‘Bert’ Hinkler left Croydon aerodrome and arrived in Darwin 15 and a half days later, completing the first solo flight from England to Australia, and setting numerous flight records along the way. The speed with which he completed the journey, embarked on a tour of Australia and began planning his next flights earned him the nickname ‘Hustling Hinkler’. The aircraft, Hinkler’s Avro Avian, hangs on display in the foyer of Queensland Museum. Ninety years later, this and other objects in Queensland Museum’s collections of offer an opportunity to reflect on the stories of Hinkler’s historic flight.

Bookings not required - just turn up.



Event Details

07 February 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Free with Admission

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