Mungo man set to make final spiritual journey home

mungo man returned home to lake mungo

The world famous Mungo man who was unearthed over 40 years ago is set to make his final journey home to the Lake Mungo region in November.

Mungo man spent more than 40 years in Canberra where scientists conducted hundreds of tests on the remains which are believed to be over 40,000 years old.

Mungo Man returns home

ICYMI: Mungo man is soon to return home.

Posted by NITV on Wednesday, 27 September 2017


After being handed back to traditional owners in 2015, negotiations began on how Mungo man should be transported safely and respectly back to the Lake Mungo region. Those negotiations have lasted for 2 years.

Image of Mungo man’s removal in 1974

Finally it seems that a respectful and culturally appropriate agreement has been reached.

Mungo man’s final journey from Canberra to the lake mungo region will involve 2 overnight stops in Balranald and Hay. He will undergo traditional welcome to country ceremonies while passing through country and will even be treated to a public Archie Roach concert in Mildura to mark the occasion. A private departure ceremony will also be conducted by┬áNgunnawal people in Canberra. At present the journey is expected to take place from November 15th to November 19th.

The final resting place of Mungo man will remain a secret, in order to prevent the remains from being tampered with any further, or being removed from country once again. The trip will also involve tight levels of security.



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