British Museum returns aboriginal remains to Australia





The Natural History Museum in London is to return the remains of 18 aboriginal people to the Australian Government.

The remains include the skull of an aboriginal person thought to have been illegally exported to Britain in 1913.

The rest comprise the remains of 17 aboriginal people from Tasmania, which will be returned after a three-month period of data collection.

Museum director Dr Michael Dixon said the move was "a commonsense one" but accepted there would be objections.


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