RETURN OF YINDJIIBARNDI ARTEFACTS
Eight cultural items held in the United Kingdom will return to Yindjibarndi today.
The repatriated items held by a private collector in Andover in the United Kingdom include a shield, spear thrower, boomerangs and spearheads.
The return of the items is being facilitated by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies under it’s Return of Cultural Heritage initiative announced in 2019, which has already seen items returned to the Bardi Jawi and Nyamal in WA.
In July 2020 the Australian Government announced a further $10 million to extend Return of Cultural Heritage for another four years.
A special ceremony will take place on 5th October 2020 at the