Lawrence Hargrave – Centenary of Death

6th July 2015 marked the centenary of the death of Lawrence Hargrave.  HARS is making a special effort to remember this amazing engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer There will be a display of replicas of Hargraves’ kites.  A replica of Hargraves’ rotary engine will be operated.  These will […]

Lawrence Hargrave


HARS is Looking for New Members

At this moment HARS is looking for new members whom are willing to actively participate in the society’s activities.  Activities include Tour Guiding, General Duties, Reception and Shop duties, Mechanical – engine and airframe (both AMEs and LAMEs), and Ground Equipment. We will be holding an information morning on 25th July at our Museum […]

Southern Cross Restoration Update

The original wing ribs and the laminated timber semi-circular wing tip, which were salvaged from the damaged wing, have now been renovated.  The ribs were progressively glued into position on the wing spars whilst at the same time electrical bonding strips, conduits to carry electrical and aileron cables, control cable […]

Wing as of 4 June 15 almost ready for ply skinning


HARS Open Days

The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) is pleased to recommend its series of Open Days showing off some of the unique aircraft held at its headquarters at the Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park. The open days will be held outside the HARS hangars and will involve the static display of […]

HARS is Open for Guided Tours.

HARS is delighted to offer limited group tours through its world-class museum on every day. Guided tours (including the lower deck of our B747) start at 9:30am and finish at 3:30pm. Tours can be booked by calling our visitors’ desk on (02) 4257 4333. Please note that tours of our B747 are subject […]