Indigenous remains re-write the history of colonisation

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When Aboriginal skeletal remains were found in the small town of Normanton in rural Queensland, researchers were granted a rare opportunity to study the bones which were discovered to date back to early European colonisation.

The traditional owners of the land, the Gkuthaarn and Kakatj people, worked with scientists to discover more about their history, and a new study reveals some of the effects that settlement had on Indigenous people.

In an Australia desperately working towards reconciliation, this ‘truth-telling’ of our post-colonial past is fundamental in moving forward together.

 

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