The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has welcomed an apology by two of the state’s oldest institutions for the theft of remains and artifacts.

On Monday, the Royal Society of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery apologised to the state’s Aboriginal people for more than a century of stealing and mistreating cultural heritage.

Nala Mansell from the TAC says the apology was accompanied by the return of ancient rock carvings and a commitment to return more in the future.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Encourages Further Handbacks

The Minister for Indigenous Australians says he wants to see more of the country’s institutions hand back remains and artifacts to Indigenous people.

Minister Ken Wyatt says he wants to see more Australian Institutions do the same.