Aircraft enthusiasts will soon be able to get a bird’s-eye view of an important piece of Australian aviation history.
Australia’s oldest surviving Jabiru aircraft will be a key drawcard for the Narromine Aviation Museum.
Funding of $10,000 was provided through our National Cultural Heritage Account toward the cost of securing the Jabiru, the first production aircraft sold by the company.
This is the first of its kind collected for public display and will capture the important story of Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd, of Bundaberg, which has produced over 2000 aircraft and 7000 engines locally to date and exported to over 30 countries.
The aircraft will be part of the Narromine Aviation Museum’s permanent collection, suspended in the main display hall.
The National Cultural Heritage Account ensures our cultural objects are preserved and available to the Australian public.
Image of Jabiru aircraft, courtesy of Narromine Aviation Museum.