Indigenous remains repatriated from the UK

Thumper 16 October 2007 1

The SMH is reporting that a British museum has agreed to unconditionally return Australian Aboriginal remains to Australia after discussions with the Australian Government.

The remains will be held at the National Museum of Australia pending their return to their communities of origin when known.

In my opinion this is an excellent result and our government, whomever is in power, should always push for such repatriations from museums.


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Meconium Meconium 2:29 am 17 Oct 07

Hear hear. I heard about this a few years ago, and am impressed with the result but also surprised. Museums in Britain don’t have a great track record for returning things they shouldn’t really have in the first place.

Regardless of that though, this was the right thing to do and I’m glad this issue is finished.

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