The Ethos of Return: Erasure and Reinstatement of Aboriginal Visibility in the Australian Historical Landscape

@article{Byrne2003TheEO,
  title={The Ethos of Return: Erasure and Reinstatement of Aboriginal Visibility in the Australian Historical Landscape},
  author={D. Byrne},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
  year={2003},
  volume={37},
  pages={73-86}
}
  • D. Byrne
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Historical Archaeology
Aboriginal efforts to secure the repatriation and reburial of their ancestors’ remains represent an undoing of the colonial project of collection. It is but one element of an ethos of “return” that challenges white-settler society’s turning of a blind eye to the continued presence of Aboriginal people in the post-1788 landscape. Archaeologists in Australia, along with heritage professionals generally, have for the most part not deployed their skills and knowledge in the interests of revealing… Expand
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