A major public auction is set to take place at a central Queensland public library this weekend to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Australia’s first prime minister, Andrew Forrest.
The Library of Parliament is hosting a public auction of two-dozen books on the lives of Forrest and his family, which will run until October 21.
The books are being offered by the Library of Birmingham, a private collection that has been used to sell Forrest’s private papers to academics and politicians.
The sale is the first time a book has been sold at the central library in Australia, which is also hosting an auction of Forrest’s papers at the end of this month.
It will be the first auction of the Forrest family’s papers in Australia.
Forrest became prime minister on the back of the publication of his book, Forrest’s First Years: The Life of Andrew Forrest, which detailed his childhood and his rise to prominence.
The book became a best-seller in the United States and a bestseller in Britain and Australia.
It was one of the most important books in the British empire.
In Australia, the book remains the most widely read political biography of a world leader.
The first edition sold out quickly, and the second edition sold to the National Library of Australia in 2011.
The two books will be on sale at the public library on Saturday, with the proceeds going to the fund that Forrest established to preserve his family’s intellectual property.
The library is hoping to raise $15,000 for the Forrest Foundation.
The Forrest family, who have owned the library since 1872, has not made a profit from the sale, but have contributed the funds to local charities.
Forrest’s eldest daughter, Grace, was appointed as a member of the National Council of Australian Governments in 2009, after the publication in 1986 of Forrests First Years.
The council was created by the Andrews Government to manage the government of the state and administer the state’s social welfare system.
Forrest was the first person to be elected as a parliamentarian in the Queensland state.
Forrest and the Forrests family owned the Brisbane public library until 2011.