Ceremony by Lardil custodians to welcome the return of a much-travelled headdress
[by Martin Freckman]
The Ceremony to mark the return to cultural custodians the Lardil headdress taken to the UK in 1970s will be held today from 10.30am in the Stanner Room, Maraga (AIATSIS), 51 Lawson Drive, Acton Peninsula, ACT.
Read more about the return of cultural heritage program: https://aiatsis.gov.au/about/what-we-do/return-cultural-heritage
Capacity at this event is limited, so RSVP is encouraged.
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[supplied by City of Rockingham]
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[Eddie Williams and Hinako Shiraishi, ABC]
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[Myles Houlbrook-Walk, ABC]
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In 1973 a troupe of dancers from Gununa (Mornington Island, in the Gulf of Carpentaria) spent some months in Sydney – performing at the opening of the Sydney Opera House and working for some months with local dancers.
One of troupe, the late Mr Philip Jack, offered a headdress as a farewell gift to his neighbour Mr Maurice Routhan as Mr Routhan prepared to return to the UK.
In recent years, Mr Routhan has sought a way to send the headdress back to where it belongs.
Representatives from the community on Gununa will meet Mr Routhan’s family at a return event at AIATSIS in Canberra and will mark the return with a short performance and a video message from Maurice Routhan.