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Viking bones removed from museum due to ‘potential distress’ it may cause indigenous Australians

Viking bones have been removed from an exhibit at Melbourne Museum after it received advice it could offend indigenous Australians.

It’s left Tom Elliott scratching his head.

He tried to find out why on Wednesday, interviewing Genevieve Grieves, Museums Victoria’s head of first peoples.

“We sought advice from Aboriginal elders in our community and we received advice that this would cause a great deal of distress,” she said.

“Aboriginal people have fought very hard and very long to stop museums from displaying human remains.”

Tom Elliott said it was “thin edge of the wedge” policy and opened the door to all sorts of issues.

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