ARC Repatriation Linkage - Return, Reconcile Renew

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Return, Reconcile, Renew’ illuminates over forty years of the repatriation of Indigenous ancestral remains. 

This international project brings together community organisations, government, cultural institutions and universities to significantly advance repatriation research. It will provide in-depth analysis of historical context, reveal rich Indigenous histories, explore the effects of repatriation, and present new understanding about its current and future role in community development. It will deliver publications in scholarly and popular domains and its data archive will forge new ground in the Indigenous development of protocols for the digital archiving of, and online access to, information of high cultural sensitivity.


  • Amber Aranui (Te Papa Tongarewa)
  • Stacey Campton (Ministry for the Arts)
  • Neil Carter (KALACC)
  • Wendy Dalitz (Ministry for the Arts)
  • Ned David (GBK)
  • Cressida Fforde (NCIS, Chair 1)
  • Steve Hemming (Flinders University)
  • Honor Keeler (AAIA)
  • Grace Koch (AIATSIS)
  • Tim McKeown (via Skype; independent)
  • Wes Morris (KALACC)
  • Lyndon Ormond-Parker (University of Melbourne; Chair 4)
  • Mike Pickering (NMA)
  • Daryle Rigney (Flinders University, Chair 2)
  • Major Sumner (NRA)
  • Alison Todd (Ministry for the Arts)
  • Julia Torpey (NCIS)
  • Paul Turnbull (University of Tasmania, Chair 3), and
  • Paul Tapsell (University of Otago)


Research team

Last reviewed: 26 Jun 2015