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Iningai Keeping Place
18 Mar 2008

Located at the Longreach cemetery the Iningai Keeping Place was offically opened in 2006. The Keeping Place was constucted to hold the ramains of ancestors previously held in museums throughout Australia.

Speaking to ABC News Iningai custodian David Thompson says the local custodians are working with the Queensland Museum, as well as museums in Canberra and Victoria, where Iningai remains have been discovered. "You always say that, 'I want to be buried back where I was born'," he said. "For Aboriginal people, our culture is mother earth, I mean that's where we were born and we are one with mother earth so I mean ... by these remains being taken away from country we say that their spirits aren't at rest."

The Iningai keeping Place provides a place of rest of the Iningai's ancestors.

For more information about the repatriation of ancestors contact:

National Museum of Australia Repatriation Program Director c/- Duty Curator National Museum of Australia GPO Box 1901 CANBERRA ACT 2601 Australia Tel + 61 2 6208 5019 Email curator@nma.gov.au

Queensland Museum PO Box 3300 South Brisbane BC 4101 Phone:+ 61 (0)7 3840 7555 e-mail: inquirycentre@qm.qld.gov.au

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