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8.7.16

Return our People | Ramblings...: In Australia, many museums are holding on to skeletal and hair of our ancestors. These were not donated to these institutions they were taken. Many people robbed graves to get these remains and the funerary objects with them. These people did not give permission for their graves to be robbed. Nor did they have the right to stop the missionary from cutting their hair to take samples.

Many have heard of Archibald Meston and his ilk, these men went out and sought remains and objects to sell to museums and private collections. Don’t think it was nice they way they treated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Even today some question the behavior of those collectors…


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