Bequests

Leaving a bequest to the Queensland Museum Network in your Will is an opportunity for you to ensure that we can continue to create inspiring, empowering and enriching experiences for generations to come.

The Queensland Museum Foundation accepts financial, property or artefact bequests on behalf of the Queensland Museum Network. 

As a Deductible Gift Recipient, all bequests to the Queensland Museum Foundation are fully tax deductible.

In focus: Mr Fry’s lasting legacy

Mt Bartle Frere Mt Bartle Frere in Tropical North QueenslandDuring his life, Peter John Fry had a passion for wildlife photography and Queensland’s natural heritage.

It was this passion that led Mr Fry to leave a gift to the Queensland Museum Network in his will.

While Mr Fry passed away in 2008 his generosity and passion for the natural heritage of Queensland will live in on the new publication Wild Places of Tropical North Queensland. 

Mr Fry’s niece Mrs Jenny Vernon-Smith said that her uncle spent many days in the Australian bush, searching out interesting flora and fauna and taking pictures of what he could.

“When I visited him he would take me on walks and describe the nature around us in great detail,” said Ms Vernon-Smith. 

“He would have been delighted to know that his contribution supports the development of such a beautiful publication and a worthwhile cause,” she said.

The generosity of individuals such as Mr Fry make a real difference to the work of the Queensland Museum Network.

Download the Bequest Information Pamphlet (42 KB) pdf document icon for essential guidelines for making gifts of money, objects or portions of your estate to the Queensland Museum Network.

Your solicitor or financial adviser can provide further information on testamentary gifts.

Making a bequest is a very personal decision. We encourage you to contact the Queensland Museum Foundation on +61 7 3842 9392 or email foundation@qm.qld.gov.au.