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Conference Papers

Donaldson, J, Asmussen, B and McWilliam, J. 2021. Antiquities from the First World War in Queensland Collections, Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community Conference.

Donaldson, J. 2020. The Shellal Mosaic: Archaeological, Textual and Visual Traditions, Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference,  University of Otago.

Donaldson, J. 2018. Antiquities as Souvenirs in the First World War, Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference, The University of Queensland.


"First World War Antiquities Project," ABC Brisbane Radio Breakfast, 8 November 2019. (From 1:38)


Donaldson, J and B. Asmussen. 2020. Collecting antiquities during wartime – the First World War Antiquities Project. Queensland Museum Blog, Posted 13/05/2020.

Talks and Presentations

Donaldson, J. 2021. Collecting Antiquities During Wartime, Queensland Museum, 22/04/2021. 

Donaldson, J. 2020. Col. David Gifford Croll: Ancient souvenirs from the First World War, Sherwood Indooroopilly RSL, 30/9/2020.

Known Public Collections

The following public collections are known to have examples of souvenir antiquities from the First World War.


RD Milns Aniquities Museum, Brisbane - COMPLETE

Queensland Museum, Brisbane - IN PROGRESS

St John's Cathedral, Brisbane

Private Collections, Queensland

New South Wales

Nicholson Museum, Sydney

St James' Church, Sydney

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

St Anne's Church, Strathfield

Private Collections, NSW

Australian Capital Territory

Australian War Memorial, Canberra


Museum Victoria, Melbourne

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Kyneton Museum, Kyneton


Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston

Western Australia

Western Australian Museum, Perth

South Australia

None Known

Northern Territory

None Known