The new “basket” of bones that has been unveiled at the Australian Museum may have been found in an Australian aboriginal site, researchers say.
Key points: The new collection was made from the remains of two young men in what is now the Pilbara Aboriginal settlement of Pohakulga.
A new exhibition explores the site, including how they were killedThe site was destroyed during the construction of the Great Barrier Reef in the 1960s, and now it’s being preserved as a museum in the Pilbargh Aboriginal community in Queensland.
The exhibit is called “Culture, Violence and the Pilba Gorges” and will run until June.
The museum is not planning to display any of the artifacts in its main exhibition.
But curator Rob Molloy said the collection was unique and should be seen to be appreciated.
“This collection is of a young group of Aboriginal people that were not a part of the larger society, and they were murdered by other Aboriginal people, and that was in the ’60s,” he said.
“There is a lot of violence associated with this collection.”
The most interesting thing about this collection is that it’s not a museum but a collection that we’re trying to preserve as a collection.
“The exhibition will also highlight the lives of the Pilbarrangg people, who lived in the region in the early 20th century.”
It’s the first time we’ve ever had the opportunity to see what the Pilbilangg lived in, what they ate and what their culture was,” he told ABC News Breakfast.”
I think that’s the best way to look at it is as a community, not as a single individual piece.
“Molloy is a former museum curator and the head of the museum’s cultural heritage program.
The collection will include two young males and a woman, but he said the two women were killed in a fire in the 1970s.”
We don’t know who the perpetrator was, but they were probably killed by a different group of people,” he explained.”
They were the most vulnerable members of the community.
They had nowhere to go.
“So the most interesting part of this collection as well is that the pieces are of a particular kind of violence that’s associated with the Pilbillagas.”
The museum hopes to preserve the collection and the stories behind them for future generations.
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