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Ancestral remains 'extremely important' to Torres Straits


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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