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Major Sumner of the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people performs a smoking ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland, before the six skulls and a woman's ear bone left for Australia in

Aboriginal Ngarrindjeri elder Major Sumner from south Australia, in traditional costume, performs a ritual during a ceremony to mark the return of Australian indigenous people's remains back to their homeland.

According to a recent study, the oldest continuous human civilization up to the present era is currently in Australia.

Aborigne ~ Australia | Major Sumner, a Ngarrindjeri elder, in a smoking ceremony, as part of the repatriation of Old People remains. | © Kevin Walsh

Aborigne Australia Major Sumner_ a Ngarrindjeri elder_ in a smoking ceremony_ as part of the repatriation of Old People remains

David Unaipon - Legendary Tales  You probably already know the face, he's on our $50 note, but there is a lot more to David Unaipon than just his picture. Born in 1872 at the Point McLeay Mission on the Lower Murray in South Australia, David Unaipon would become a great inventor, an Indigenous rights advocate and Australia's first published Aboriginal writer!

Indigenous Australians including David Unaipon and Biraban from the State Library of NSW.

Bringing home the dead so their spirits can rest - Australian Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal elder Major Sumner

As archaeologists in a muddy field in France exhume the bodies of 190 Australian World War I diggers for military reburial, two Aboriginal elders have come to .

Aborigne ~ Australia | Major Sumner, a Ngarrindjeri elder, in a smoking ceremony, as part of the repatriation of Old People remains. | © Kevin Walsh

Aborigne Australia Major Sumner_ a Ngarrindjeri elder_ in a smoking ceremony_ as part of the repatriation of Old People remains

Wild plants used in the traditional Ngarrindjeri smoking ceremony, which cleanses away spirits that attach themselves to objects/people.

Wild plants used in the traditional Ngarrindjeri smoking ceremony, which cleanses away spirits that attach themselves to objects/people.

Ngarrindjeri sister baskets, camp Coorong

Ngarrindjeri sister baskets, camp Coorong

Traditional Ngarrindjeri Sister Basket

Traditional Ngarrindjeri Sister Basket


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