The Beck Museum (Beck Collection)
Owners: Syd Beck (deceased) and Barbara Beck
5351 Kennedy Highway / P.O.
Mareeba, QLD 4880 Australia
Tel: +61 07 4092 3979
Located off the Kennedy Highway on the corner of Syd Beck Road in Mareeba in northern Queensland. The museum entrance sign reads "The Beck Museum - War Museum" with a Matilda tank. The Beck Museum (Beck Collection) is the private collection of owner and founder, Syd Beck (also spelled Sid). It includes military vehicles, aircraft and smaller parts. Also, a F4F Wildcat built as a prop for the Hollywood movie The Thin Red Line (1998) for sequences filmed in Queensland. The museum was maintained by Syd Beck and his wife Barbara Beck. Syd Beck passed away in 2007 and his wife and son continue the museum.
Displayed at the entrance of the museum painted in yellow
P-39D "Erminie" Serial
Recovered by Beck, restored to static display
B-24D "Little Eva" Serial Number 41-23762
Engine, landing gear and ball turret recovered from the crash site
C-47B Dakota Serial Number A65-73
Static display outside the museum
Isuzu Type 98 6 Ton Prime Mover Ro-Ke
Displayed at the museum