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Ancestral remains 'extremely important' to Torres Straits

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Human remains from the Natural History Museum are to be repatriated to the Torres Straits Islands in Australia, the largest repatriation of human remains from a museum collection.

Cultural sociologist Dr Tiffany Jenkins believes this repatriation is a backward step while Ned David, of the Torres Strait Islander Community says many of their older people are overjoyed.


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