Over 800 possible ‘Australian Protected Objects’ are going under the digital hammer

We are honoured to present the estate of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen and Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen, two of the most influential Queenslanders of
our time.

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was the longest-serving Premier of Queensland for 19 years and is considered by many to be the architect of modern Queensland. His sweeping reforms led to Queensland becoming an economic powerhouse. Joh was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1984.

Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen served as a Queensland Senator for 12 years and was loved by all parties. She was an ardent voice for her Queensland constituents and advocated strongly for local issues.

The Bjelke-Petersen family say it is the end of the era of Joh and Flo’s partnership, in which they achieved so much for both Queensland and Australia during both of their political careers.

Find yourself a piece of Australian history

This auction event is extremely rare, and we feel very privileged to support the Bjelke-Petersen family as they have entrusted us to auction over 800 treasured items, each with their own story to tell.

The Bjelke-Petersen Estate auction features Sir Joh’s personal desk and his briefcase that he used on a daily basis as Premier of Queensland. Even the 1982 Jaguar Saloon he drove is looking for a new custodian to lovingly restore it.

There is also the opportunity to perfect Lady Flo’s famous pumpkin scone recipe which also features in the auction inscribed on a ceramic soup spoon.

Another one of the headline pieces within the auction however is a 1969 hand signed post moon landing world tour luncheon schedule signed by the participants including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, John Gorton and numerous other dignitaries to commemorate the historic landing of the first humans to land on the moon.

Amongst these incredible items you will also find original oil paintings of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen by Australian Artist and Archibald Prize Winner William Dargie, a Pro Hart original work, autographed campaign posters, historical and nautical items, homewares, clothing, art, maps, music, books and many more pieces of Australian history.

But make sure that history is carefully upheld!

In a last-minute development, we received contact from the Australian Government over the weekend to state that items from the Bjelke-Petersen auction could be Australian Protected Objects.

Aimed towards preserving and keeping important history within Australia, this just goes to prove just how spectacular and important these items truly are.

The items in this auction tell many important stories about Australia’s history and in particular, Queensland’s growth and how it came to be the state it is today.

We believe the government should be applauded for reaching out to protect its history.


Will you be one of the lucky ones to do so?

The Bjelke-Peterson family recognises the impact that Sir Joh and Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen had on Queenslanders and Australian’s alike and hopes that the treasures offered in this historic collection reinforce their memory in the hearts and minds of the new custodians of these heirlooms for generations to come.

This auction has attracted so much interest from all over the country, and New Zealand, where Sir Joh was born.

You really have this once in a lifetime chance to become a custodian of a cherished piece of Australian history and share a story that will be remembered forever.

If you are lucky enough to acquire items from this collection, we are sure you will honour and treasure them as much as the Bjelke-Petersen family has.

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Scott Webber

Head Of Valuations

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Licensed Auctioneer

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)


Scott Webber is one of the founding partners at Lloyds and has worked for the company from its inception in 2004. In that time Scott has been a Licensed Auctioneer and Qualified ASA Valuer. Prior to Lloyds, Scott was a Farm Manager at Cubbie Station in Queensland, he has an earthmoving and agricultural background.

Scott is heavily involved in daily valuations. He acts for a wide range of clients and vendors including Insurance companies, Financiers, Insolvency Practitioners, Government branches, Joint Ventures and Alliances, large companies, and private individuals. Scott personally co-signs and oversees every valuation report completed by Lloyds. On average the Lloyds valuations department conducts over 500 appraisals per financial year.

Scott has managed many auctions and private sales, previously completing an approximate average of 400-800 traditional auction lots per week. Given that the Lloyds system is now online, traditional auctions are very minimal and are completed in a simulcast method, to comply with contracts we have with major government departments. Although Scott’s focus is currently Valuations, he still oversees and runs auctions weekly on a wide variety of assets from motor vehicles to very specialised process lines.

Scott offers a wealth of experience as an Auctioneer and Valuer in all aspects of Valuations and Asset Disposals.

Having headed disposal programs for Major Infrastructure Alliances, Joint Venture partnerships and Government projects throughout Australia, Scott has a wide range of experience in the Civil Construction, Earthmoving, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors offering a “turn key” service from start to finish.

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