Games memorabilia collection
The Museum holds a collection of souvenirs and official mementos from various Commonwealth, Olympic and Goodwill games. For example, from the Brisbane Commonwealth Games of 1982, the Museum holds batons, commemorative coins, uniforms and flags. Examples from the Sydney Olympics of 2000 include a uniform and a ball signed by the gold medal winning volleyball team.
Queensland has always been well represented at international sporting events. The Museum reflects this through a collection of souvenirs and official mementos from various Commonwealth, Olympic and Goodwill Games. The Commonwealth Games and Goodwill Games were held in Brisbane (1982 and 2001), and the bulk of this collection relates to those events. The Sydney Olympics of 2000 and the Melbourne Olympics of 1956 are also featured. The Museum holds many general souvenirs, including commemorative coins, clothing, flags and ceramic ware. The collection also includes some official objects, such as the baton used to complete the relay and open the Commonwealth Games and a ball signed by the gold medal winning volleyball team at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
20th century; Commonwealth Games; Goodwill Games; Olympic Games; Souvenirs