FCAQI Museum

The Feather Clubs Association of Queensland Inc has an Avicultural and Poultry Museum, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, located at the Caboolture Historical Village.

The Museum was officially opened by the then Queensland Minister for Primary Industries, Hon. Henry Palaszczuk, on Saturday 28 June 2003.

There are a number of dioramas, painted by artist Andrew Morris, within the Museum each focussing on different aspects of bird and poultry keeping: the arrival of the First Fleet; a poultry show; the role of zoos in preserving bird species; pigeons in warfare; and foreign species of birds that now call Australia home.

A large variety of artefacts, taxidermied birds, books, cards and ribbons, trophies, newspaper clippings, incubators and a whole range of other bird related tools, articles and equipment are on display at the Museum.

On display is a framed article, donated by the Southern Tasmanian Poultry Club, relating to the first ornithological show in Australia which was held in Tasmania in 1854. Brisbane Poultry Club had their first Poultry Show on Thursday 4 July 1861.

To become a member of the “Friends of the FCAQ Inc Avicultural and Poultry Museum” and receive your quarterly newsletter please download the application form here.