May 21, 2007

Mediator hails Aboriginal remains return

Posted at 12:50 pm in Similar cases

More on the decision a few days ago to return Tasmanian Aboriginal remains to Australia.

ABC News (Australia)

Last Update: Thursday, May 17, 2007. 6:18am (AEST)
Mediator hails return of Aboriginal remains

One of the mediators who helped secure the release of Aboriginal remains from a British museum says he hopes the deal leads to further repatriations.

The remains of 17 Indigenous Tasmanians were returned earlier this week after being released by the Natural History Museum in London.

Sir Laurence Street says there is scope for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre to pursue the return of other remains.

“I’m very encouraged by it,” Sir Laurence said.

“It’s a first in its particular field and I think it demonstrates that with sufficient goodwill on both sides you can achieve settlement.”

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