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The report to inform an apology to the Tasmanian aboriginal community by the royal society of Tasmania

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Rimmer, Z and Taylor, R, The report to inform an apology to the Tasmanian aboriginal community by the royal society of Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings, 155, (2) pp. 13-19. ISSN 0080-4703 (2021) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This paper contains information regarding Aboriginal Ancestral remains that may cause sadness, anger and distress to some people. This information is being shared in the spirit of truth-telling and with the understanding that with knowledge comes obligations. We ask that you treat the information in this paper with dignity and respect to Aboriginal Community members and their wishes about how these stories should be shared.

In 2017, the Royal Society of Tasmania (RST) commissioned a report to inform an apology to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community. Pakana woman and museum curator Zoe Rimmer and British-born historian Rebe Taylor co-researched and wrote the Report by early 2018. The Report detailed mistreatment of Tasmanian Aboriginal Ancestral remains and mistreatment and misrepresentation of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and people. The Society presented its Apology in February 2021 at an event at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). The Society’s Apology was preceded by a Preamble by Tasmania’s Governor and was followed by a ‘paired’ Apology by TMAG. This paper includes all the findings and recommendations included in the original report and differs only in its formatting, style, and some very minor editing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, Royal Society of Tasmania, Apology
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artefacts
UTAS Author:Rimmer, Z (Miss Zoe Rimmer)
UTAS Author:Taylor, R (Dr Rebe Taylor)
ID Code:150785
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2022-06-30
Last Modified:2022-06-30
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