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‘Inhuman and very mischievous traffic’: early measures to cease the export of ancestral remains from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia

Fforde, C, Aranui, A, Knapman, G and Turnbull, P ORCID: 0000-0002-7101-1538 2020 , '‘Inhuman and very mischievous traffic’: early measures to cease the export of ancestral remains from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia', in Fforde Cressida and McKeown C. Timothy and Keeler Honor (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation: return, reconcile, renew , Routledge, United Kingdom, p. 1018.

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Abstract

This chapter considers 19th- and early 20th-century official measures, including legislation, toprevent the trade in, and regulate the export of, Indigenous human remains from New Zealandand Australia. It details the immediate historical context of the development of this legislation and its past and current implications for the supply and repatriation of Indigenous humanremains. Museum archives reveal successful (and unsuccessful) attempts by collectors to breakthe law, suggesting there may be many Indigenous human remains in overseas institutions thatwere illegally exported from their country of origin. If so, such illegality provides holding institutions with few options than to repatriate. It is important to note that this chapter considersthe ‘rule of law’ from the perspective of the settler state. Indigenous peoples have their own lawsgoverning appropriate treatment of the deceased.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Fforde, C and Aranui, A and Knapman, G and Turnbull, P
Keywords: Indigenous history, human remains, repatriation
Publisher: Routledge
DOI / ID Number: 10.4324/9780203730966
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