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Developments in the repatriation of human remains and other cultural items in Queensland, Australia

ByMichael Aird

This chapter highlights some of the historical events that Aboriginal people have experienced, and describes some of the achievements that have been made in gaining control of aspects of cultural heritage. I begin writing from a personal point of view about the process that I have been through as an Aboriginal person wanting to find out more about my family history. I then move on to discuss my role as curator in a museum (until recently I held the position of Curator of Aboriginal Studies at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane).