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Agreement on Aboriginal remains reached

11 May 2007

The TAC (Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre) and the Natural History Museum have reached agreement after a three-day mediation regarding the extent of data collection on the remains of 17 Tasmanian Aboriginal people prior to their agreed return.

Some material will be preserved in Tasmania under the joint control of both the TAC and the Museum, pending further discussions.

The remains were previously part of the Museum’s research collections. The 17 remains will accompany the TAC delegates on their return to Tasmania on Saturday.

A hand over ceremony will be held at the Museum on Friday 11 May 2007.

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