Aboriginal ancestral remains repatriated by the South Australian Museum


Storing over 4500 remains of Indigenous ancestry, the South Australian Museum has begun the repatriation process of returning the remains to their original communities.

Whilst the Indigenous people being reunited with their ancestorial remains – including the Ngarrindjeri community – are currently planning careful reburials, the South Australian Museum has been treating the process with great sensitivity.

As a means to assist in the healing process for Indigenous communities and the further understanding of how Australia was developed and built as a nation, the repatriation of these remains have become vital to reconciliation.

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