Repatriation of Australian Indigenous ancestral remains
Turnbull Government welcomes the return of 13 Australian Indigenous ancestral
remains through a repatriation ceremony that will be held at the Australian
High Commission in London today.
ancestral remains will be returned to members of the Advisory Committee for
Indigenous Repatriation and to representatives of the Ngarrindjeri community in
South Australia and the Whadjuk community in Western Australia.
Government welcomes the decisions by the Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton,
Brighton and Hove City Council, the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Museum
and Art Gallery, Birmingham City Council and the University of Cambridge to
return the remains that have been in their care.
repatriation ceremony is a unique collaboration between the Australian
Government, four international institutions, two city councils, Indigenous
representatives from the Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation and
representatives from Indigenous communities.
The Government is committed to assisting Indigenous
communities to pursue the unconditional return of ancestral remains held in
overseas collections and within Australia through the Indigenous Repatriation
date, more than 1000 Indigenous Australian ancestral remains have been returned
from the United Kingdom to traditional custodians through the program.
repatriation ceremony will be held at the Australian High Commission in London
at 10.00 am BST (8.00 pm AEDST).
more information visit: www.arts.gov.au/indigenous-repatriation.