|Do you know or are you descended from Aboriginal people living in these communities/ stations in 1954|
and Gordon Downs.
The Aboriginal Heritage Project is creating a reference database from Hair samples curated by the South Australian Museum, most of which were collected during the Board for Anthropological Research Expeditions across Australia -1925-1963.
DNA from these samples allows reconstruction of the first comprehensive genetic map of Aboriginal Australia. The Heritage Project Team is working with Aboriginal communities and descendants of the original hair sample donors in an ongoing collaborative project to explore the unique human history of Australia. Such a map will:
*Allow Aboriginal communities to trace ancestry within Australia when oral or written records fail.
*Reconstruct personal and family genealogical history prior to the arrival of Europeans.
*Assist people from the Stolen Generation with reunification and/or identification of family origins and locate potential geographical origins.
*Reconstruct migration patterns within Australia.
*Facilitate repatriation of Aboriginal remains held at museums in Australia and overseas.
*Importantly, this is an Australian-based study of and all DNA samples will remain within Australia.
Where to find the Aboriginal Project Team.
AHP KIMBERLEY TRIP – ITINERARY – 30 May 2019 to 7 June 2019