Posted November 07, 2018 10:03:13Computer chair and a Ferrari, the former head of a $100 million gaming company, were among the objects donated to the Royal Australian Museum by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Key points:The computers were found by a museum employee at a Melbourne antique shopThe man, who works at the Royal Melbourne Museum, donated them to the museum in an attempt to buy his $100m FerrariNow the man is seeking help from police to find the source of the donationComputer chair-wielding Kevin Rudd donated the computers to the RMIT University of Technology in an effort to buy a $300,000 Filippo Maserati Ferrari, according to an investigation by News.au.
The former leader of the Labor Party, who left office in August, was photographed handing the computers over to the Australian Institute of Technology on the night of October 15, 2018.
He was the last of the ALP’s two leaders to donate computers to museums, following his retirement from politics.
The museum, which is run by the Institute of the Arts and Humanities, was contacted by Mr Rudd, who asked that they donate the computers.
The man who owns the antique shop, whose name has not been released, was approached by Mr Reed in a bid to purchase the Ferrari.
Mr Rudd’s donation of the computers came just months after he donated a laptop to the Institute, along with a $1,500,000 Rolex watch.
It’s understood Mr Rudd’s family did not have the funds to buy the Ferrari at the time.
He also donated a number of items to the Museum, including a $200,000 Mercedes Benz and a collection of vintage photographs.
The cars and watches were taken to the National Museum of Australia for conservation purposes and returned to the man in the middle of a busy holiday weekend.
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