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Australia: Abiding Injustice

McGrath, Ann

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In 1992, a young Aboriginal officer of the National Parks authority was entrusted with a casket containing the 40,000-year-old remains of an early Aboriginal woman who lived at Lake Mungo in southeastern Australia. But before the repatriation ceremony could proceed, indigenous elders ordered him to take off his uniform. It reminded them of the police and "welfare" officials who, in the past, had taken away their children and forced communities from their lands. It was also reminiscent of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217868
Source: World Policy Journal

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