Galiwinku Repatriation Project

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event


The Australian National University (ANU) returned over 200 blood samples to the Galiwin'ku community of Elcho Island in East Arnhem Land.

Returning material to Country for purposes of cultural revitalisation is a key aspiration of Indigenous communities. The “Return of Cultural Heritage project” will form a part of a larger narrative and support the cultural resurgence of Australia’s First Nations’ peoples. The project will strengthen the signal both to the nation and globally that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is respected, celebrated and valued. The Project is a pilot and will run until 30 June 2020.
Period18 Nov 2019
Event titleGaliwinku Repatriation Project
Event typeOther
LocationElcho Island, Australia, Northern TerritoryShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational