First nation/indigenous people: Australia

Glaskin, K., Tonkinson, M., Musharbash, Y. & Burbank, V. (eds) 2008

Mortality, Mourning and Mortuary Practice in Indigenous Australia, Farnham: Ashgate.

Goodall, H. 2001

‘Mourning: remembrance and the politics of place: a study of the significance of Collarenebri Aboriginal Cemetery, Public History Review, 9: 72-96.

Ralph, J., Smith, C., Jackson, G. & 7+ others 2021

‘Recording unmarked graves in a remote aboriginal community: the challenge of cultural heritage driving sustainable development’, Archaeologies, 17, 53-78.

Turnbull, P. 2002

‘Indigenous Australian people, their defence of the dead and native title’, in C. Fforde, J. Hubert & P. Turnbull (eds) The Dead and their Possessions: Repatriation in Principle, Practice and Policy, New York NY: Routledge, 63-86.

Vines, P. 1999

`Bodily remains in the cemetery and the burial ground: a comparative anthropology of law and death or how long can I stay?’, in D. Manderson (ed.) Courting Death: The Law of Mortality, London: Pluto Press, 111–127.


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