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An analysis of the 2021 Apologies by the Royal Society of Tasmania and the Tasmanian

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Rimmer, Z and Taylor, R, An analysis of the 2021 Apologies by the Royal Society of Tasmania and the Tasmanian, Australian HIstorical Studies pp. 1-21. ISSN 1940-5049 (In Press) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

In 2021, the Royal Society of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) apologised to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community for past wrongs. The mistreatment of Tasmanian Aboriginal ancestral remains by the Society in the nineteenth century is well known. Less well known is that the Society, in association with TMAG, removed ancestral remains and cultural objects from Country until the late twentieth century and actively resisted early claims for repatriation. Were the Apologies comprehensive? How did Aboriginal Community representatives respond to them? This article analyses the Apologies in consideration of the authors’ recently published report to inform the Society’s apology and of the wider context of truth-telling efforts in Australia.

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:150803
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2022-07-01
Last Modified:2022-07-01
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