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Police exhumed Indigenous baby's remains without speaking to elders, administrator says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

7.2.17

Police exhumed Indigenous baby's remains without speaking to elders, administrator says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): The director of administration in the APY Lands, Rex Tjami, said that late in 2016, police exhumed the remains for forensic examination without speaking with the traditional owners.

He said that happened after land management staff found the remains in a cave in the Sandy Bore Indigenous Protected Area in the Everard Ranges, in South Australia's far north.

Mr Tjami said the removal had raised tension in the local communities amongst elders, who believe the remains had been there for about 60 years.


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