9 November 2015

The Australian Government has welcomed the return of Aboriginal ancestral remains from the United Kingdom to the Dunghutti community of New South Wales.

On 2 November, the ancestor was officially accepted by Mr Kenneth Dickson, an Elder of the Dunghutti community in a ceremony at the Great Hall and Queen Eleanor's Garden in Hampshire.

The ancestor will be transferred to the Australian Museum at the request of the community, where they will be cared for in trust until the community is able to rebury them in country.

To date, over 1,000 Indigenous Australian ancestral remains have been returned from the United Kingdom to Traditional Custodians with the support of the Australian Government's Indigenous Repatriation Program.

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