Wanjina Wunggurr archival materials returned

More of our Wanjina Wunggurr archival materials have been returned to Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners from Germany.

For the last three years, a team from the Frobenius Institute in Germany and the University of Western Australia has been working on making ethnographic materials accessible to Wanjina Wunggurr Traditional Owners that have been kept in Germany for more than 80 years.

This visit by the research team, gave us another opportunity to view drawings, photos, and images of bushcraft.

For some of us, like Rosalin and Angelina Karadada (pictured) we are able to reconnect with our ancestors, “This is my grandfather, who we have never seen before in our lives.” They said of a drawing they found of Jack Karadada.

The work on the archival materials will continue and all records have been made available to Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation for further use and study.

Image 1: Roslin and Angelina Karadada with images of their father and grandfather from the German archive (Photo: Christina Henneke).

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