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Missionaries and the removal, illegal export, and return of ancestral remains: the case of Father Ernst Worms

Fforde, C, Turnbull, P ORCID: 0000-0002-7101-1538, Carter, N and Aranui, A 2020 , 'Missionaries and the removal, illegal export, and return of ancestral remains: the case of Father Ernst Worms', in Fforde Cressida and McKeown C. Timothy and Keeler Honor (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation: Return, Reconcile, Renew , Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, p. 1018.

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Abstract

For Kind Consideration! None are better fitted than priests engaged on the foreignMissions, to collect material for scientific study, and to send the result of their labours,for further examination, to leading scientists in the respective branches. The remainsof human bodies, are, above all, of high significance. The Reverend Gentlemen would,therefore, render a service of incalculable importance by collecting, when possible, allremains of skeletons, particularly skulls, laying especial stress, in their researches, on theremains of human bodies, belonging to races now dying out, Bushmen, Australians,etc. An exact indication of the race or tribe is earnestly solicited, in order to preventerrors . . . The editors of ‘Anthropos’ willingly undertake to forward to scholars andeffectuate the sale of any such scientific contributions which reach them under thedesignation: ‘Remains of human or animal-bones’ or, ‘Animal preparation, preserved inspirit of wine’. All contributions of this nature should be addressed to: The ReverendFather W. Schmidt, Editor of Anthropos. Saint Gabriel Mödling, near Vienna, Austria.(Anthropos, Bd. 2, H. 5. 1907: 919920)

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Fforde, C and Turnbull, P and Carter, N and Aranui, A
Keywords: Indigenous Human Remains, Anthropology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI / ID Number: 10.4324/9780203730966
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