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It Surfaced Down Under!: Repatriation Down Under

In the spirit of a recent post over on the SAFECorner blog, regarding the repatriation of Native American remains under NAGPRA laws, now 20years on, I would like to take this opportunity to share a repatriation story from my adopted “home,” Australia. This story conserns the return and reburial of two adult skeletons, ceremonially wrapped in bark cloth and buried according to the still-living mortuary customs of the Bundjalung people, whose Country lies nearLismore, New South Wales, after being stored for 200 years at the Leiden University Medical Centre in Holland.

via It Surfaced Down Under!: Repatriation Down Under.

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