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Aboriginal warrior head re-burried after 177 years

Sat, 17th Jul 2010

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The head of an aboriginal warrior has been re-burried after it was taken from its homeland 177 years ago.

The warrior, called Yagan, was killed and beheaded by colonial settlers in 1833. The head was transported back to England and put on display in a museum as an anthropological curiosity. It was then burried in an unmarked plot in Liverpool.

177 years later, the head has been returned to the site in Western Australia where it is thought Yagan lived and died, for a traditional burrial.


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