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Science, Museums and Collecting the Indigenous Dead in Colonial Australia


Turnbull, P, Science, Museums and Collecting the Indigenous Dead in Colonial Australia, Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland, pp. 436. ISBN 978-3-319-51873-2 (In Press) [Authored Research Book]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51874-9


The large shelf was drawn out to reveal a glass display case trimmed with Australian hardwood. In the case lay a body carefully prepared for burial. I was with Dr. Michaela Appel, the curator of Oceanic ethnology at Munichís Five Continents Museum. We had gone to see the body, which was kept in one of the museumís storerooms, and which the Australian Government had requested the state of Bavaria to release to the care of the National Museum of Australia, in the hope that further research might identify the manís community of origin and enable his reburial in his ancestral country.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:history, Indigenous human remains, racial science, repatriation
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Research Field:History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Turnbull, P (Professor Paul Turnbull)
ID Code:119834
Year Published:In Press
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP130100131)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-08-07
Last Modified:2017-08-07

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