Return, Reconcile, Renew: Understanding The History, Effects & Opportunities Of Repatriation And Building An Evidence Base For The Future (2014-2017)

Project Details

The repatriation of ancestral remains is an extraordinary Indigenous achievement and inter-cultural development of the past 40 years. This project was developed by researchers at the ANU in conjunction with chief investigator Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, in response to the wishes of indigenous communities to return the remains of Old People who were taken to museums all over the world and who need to be brought back to Country.

This international project will provide critical new knowledge to understand repatriation, its history and effects and will provide scholarly and public outcomes that empower community-based research and practice.


Associate Professor Gavan McCarthy

Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker

Research Outputs

Ormond-Parker, L., Carter, N., Fforde, C., Knapman, G. and Morris, W. (2020) 'Repatriation in the Kimberley: Practice, approach, and contextual history'

Fforde, C., Ormond-Parker, L. and Turnbull, P. (2015) 'Repatriation Research: Archives and the Recovery of History and Heritage'