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Family links to the collection

Rambler Roadster, RACQ
Rambler Model G Roadster, 1904
Image courtesy of RACQ

While there are large holdings of Marks family material in a number of major collections, including those of the Queensland Museum, the State Library of Queensland, the University of Queensland’s School of Biology, Fryer Library and Marks Hirschfeld Museum, and the Samford Museum, there are also smaller numbers of objects, sometimes only one, in other places. This material relates chiefly to Edward Robert Drury, Joseph Espie Dods and AH (Alex) Marks. Material at the Victoria Barracks Museum and the one item at the Musée du Souvenir Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan were donated by Pat Marks’s executors; acquisition of two items at the Queensland Military Memorial Museum are not known, and the third was donated from outside the family; CF Marks’s 1904 Rambler Roadster was originally handed over for restoration about 1960, apparently without charge; and the family connections if any to the donation of items in the Australian War Memorial are not known.

Collection Information

Museum Date of Donation Number/Type of Items
Victoria Barracks Museum c.2002, by Margaret Ward, Pat Marks’s niece 1 item, Espie Dods’s medical kit
Queensland Military Memorial Museum 2 items on loan, one donated, nd 3 items – Espie Dods’s World War 1 pistol, shooting trophy presented to the Queensland Rifle Association by ER Drury, 1890, and a uniform tunic (colonel, Queensland Permanent Artillery) which may have been owned by ER Drury
RACQ 1 item, purchased 2000 1904 Rambler Roadster motor car
Australian War Memorial Photographs – mainly believed to be official war photographs

Papers and notes for ADB article on AH Marks – Darryl McIntyre, probably c. 1986

Espie Dods’s Gallipoli diary and other papers – donation details not known
3 photographs Archives: material relating to ADB article on AH Marks; 13 items from Espie Dods, including his Gallipoli diary; a typed account of AH Marks’s service at Gallipoli.
Musée du Souvenir Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan 1 item, donated to the Hotel des Invalides in 2003 by Pat Marks’s estate, transferred to Musee du Souvenir Saint-Cyr Coetquidan , also in 2003 Small package of soil believed to have been taken from the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte when his body was exhumed for reburial in France in 1840

Notable items

semi-automatic pistol, Qld Military Memorial Museum
.32 Savage semi-automatic pistol
Image courtesy of the Qld Military Memorial Museum

While their number is small, the Marks family items in these collections are of considerable interest:

Marks Family Collections

Australian War Memorial
Musée du Souvenir Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan
Queensland Military Memorial Museum
Victoria Barracks Museum

Contact details

Victoria Barracks Museum
The Curator
Victoria Barracks Museum
Victoria Barracks
Petrie Terrace
07 3233 4531


Queensland Military Memorial Museum
The Curator
Queensland Military Memorial Museum
PO Box 1602
07 3852 3565


Link: www.qmmm.org/QMMMindex.html

The Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 4
13 1905.

Email: Contact RACQ
Link: www.racq.com.au

Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial
Further contact details:
The Australian War Memorial
GPO Box 345
02 6243 4211


Link: www.awm.gov.au

Musée du Souvenir Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan
Musee du Souvenir des Ecoles Saint-Cyr Coetquidan
Cour Rivoli
56381 Guer cedex


Link: http://www.defense.gouv.fr/terre/bloc-patrimoine/musees/musee-du-souvenir-ecoles-militaires-de-saint-cyr-coetquidan