Country: Australia

Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Raymond Brown, Cambridge News, 16th Jun 2017.

Man charged with WA winery painting theft

(Australia)

AAP, 15th Jun 2017.

In a Historic First, Australia Agrees to Return Ainu Remains to Japan

(Japan; Australia)

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 15th Jun 2017.

Man attempts painting theft at WA winery

(Australia)

Sky News, 12th Jun 2017.

'You've got to be joking': Brazen art theft in Swan Valley caught on CCTV

(Australia)

Hannah Barry, WA Today, 11th Jun 2017.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu, 2nd Jun 2017.

1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman, The Hindu, 27th May 2017.

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman, The Hindu, 27th May 2017.

Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor

(India; Australia)

TNN, The Times of India, 27th May 2017.

Tickets cancelled for Nitsch performance in Tasmania due to protest threat

(Australia)

Tim Stone, The Art Newspaper, 26th May 2017.

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

PTI News, 23rd May 2017.

Ancient fossil chipped out of rock with heavy-duty tools at Hallett Cove Conservation Park

(Australia)

Sowaibah Hanifie, ABC Australia, 9th May 2017.

Wendy Whiteley stunned by forgery case acquittals

(Australia)

SBS, 22nd Apr 2017.

The dinosaur track theft that never was

(Australia)

Jamie Seidel, Adelaide Now, 31st Mar 2017.

Thieves steal war memorabilia

(Australia)

Dominique Baynes, The West Australian, 28th Mar 2017.

Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back

(Australia)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 3rd Mar 2017.

Wave of Bomb Threats to Jewish Museums and Community Centers Forces Evacuations in US, UK, and Australia

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Australia)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 3rd Mar 2017.

Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges

(Australia)

Erin Jones, The Advertiser, 26th Feb 2017.

Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang"

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin, The Daily Telegraph, 16th Feb 2017.

Artist Jon Campbell sues retail giant Target, alleging it copied his work

(Australia; United States of America)

Karen MIchael, Domain, 15th Feb 2017.

Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA

(Australia)

Mirage News, 10th Feb 2017.

Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield, Western Advocate, 10th Feb 2017.

Stopping the fake indigenous art flood when does cultural appropriation become theft?

(Australia)

Lexology, 7th Feb 2017.

HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk

(Australia)

Jewel Topsfield, WA Today, 28th Jan 2017.

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home

(India; Australia)

C. R. Gowri Shankar, Deccan Chronicle, 16th Jan 2017.

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India, The Times of India, 16th Jan 2017.

Paparazzi Dog statue stolen from Paddington, artists offering $10,000 worth of art for its return

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin, The Daily Telegraph, 11th Jan 2017.

'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'

(Australia; India)

U Tejonmayam, The Times of India, 11th Jan 2017.

Morley artist devastated by theft of canvases

(Australia)

Toyah Shakespeare, Community News, 4th Jan 2017.

Mossgreen, Leonard Joel clash over call to ban ivory, rhino horn sales

(Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 3rd Jan 2017.

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India

(India; Australia)

TNN, The Times of India, 26th Dec 2016.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 22nd Dec 2016.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Lisa Bannon, The Wall Street Journal, 21st Dec 2016.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Australia; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 21st Dec 2016.

Minister Looking to Add "A Bit of Colour" to His Office Accidentally Finds Missing $150,000 Aboriginal Artwork

(Australia)

Isabelle Hellyer, Vice, 14th Dec 2016.

'Weaponise your privilege': blocked Aboriginal Australian speaker addresses students by Skype

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Louis Klee, Varsity, 5th Dec 2016.

Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners

(Australia)

Erin Parke, ABC Australia, 4th Dec 2016.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 2nd Dec 2016.

Artwork stolen from ANU School of Art graduate exhibition

(Australia)

Georgina Connery, The Canberra Times, 25th Nov 2016.

History re-told through the Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Louis Klee, Varsity, 18th Nov 2016.

Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia

(India; Australia)

The Times of India, 16th Nov 2016.

Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin

(Australia; Germany)

Lexi Metherell, The New Daily, 10th Nov 2016.

Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed

(Australia)

Newsport, 8th Nov 2016.

'They've got no claim': Indigenous Australian demands British Museum return ancestral shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

CBC, 2nd Nov 2016.

Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 26th Oct 2016.

Paintings by executed Bali Nine inmate Sukumaran stolen in Adelaide

(Australia)

Tom Richardson, In Daily, 25th Oct 2016.

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 17th Oct 2016.

Remains of 13 Aboriginals will be returned to Australia

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Jacqueline Magnay, The Australian, 15th Oct 2016.

Virtual reality tells Indigenous story in London as bones set to return to Australia

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Nick Miller, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14th Oct 2016.

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

The Australian, 14th Oct 2016.

Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 14th Oct 2016.

Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad

(Australia)

Esther Anatolitis, Eureka Street, 3rd Oct 2016.

Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The Times of India, 1st Oct 2016.

India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture

(Australia; India)

Eastern Eye, 1st Oct 2016.

The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 25th Sep 2016.

Treasure trove' of war photos, medals and memorabilia found among stolen loot in a thief's house - as police seek help to find the owners

(Australia)

Ollie Gillman, The Daily Mail, 22nd Sep 2016.

Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Debbie Cuthbertson, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11th Sep 2016.

Victory for Gweagal man Rodney Kelly in fight to have artefacts returned from British museums

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Lucy McNally, ABC Australia, 23rd Aug 2016.

Stolen $65,000 sculpture returned after alleged ransom attempt

(Australia)

The West Australian, 19th Aug 2016.

It's time rock art was better protected

(Australia)

Paul Tacon, Apollo, 17th Aug 2016.

Decendant of Joseph Banks' servant supports repatriation of Gweagal artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Alasdair McDonald, Bega District News, 15th Aug 2016.

Ancient gold scam re-emerges

(Australia)

Queensland Police, 8th Aug 2016.

'It's very poignant': Darwin gallery taps into Indigenous incarceration conversation

(Australia)

Emilia Terzon, ABC Australia, 8th Aug 2016.

Daughter reveals motivation for Eddie Burrup art scandal

(Australia)

Victoria Laurie, The Australian, 6th Aug 2016.

The man who stole Pompey's medals

(Australia)

Caleb Cluff, Bombala Times, 24th Jul 2016.

Picasso's Weeping Woman: Could mystery of 1986 NGV art heist be solved?

(Australia)

Debbie Cuthbertson, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd Jul 2016.

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

(Australia; India)

The Tribune, 22nd Jul 2016.

NGA's stolen buddha slowly homing in on return to India

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 22nd Jul 2016.

National Gallery of Australia likely to forfeit more ancient Indian antiquities, says director

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18th Jul 2016.

Banksy stencils 'destroyed' in AC/DC Lane construction works

(Australia)

Melissa Singer, The Age, 10th Jul 2016.

Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted

(Australia; India)

ABC Australia, 4th Jul 2016.

Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India

(Australia; India)

Sally Pryor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4th Jul 2016.

Self-proclaimed 'Australia's worst artist' hangs his own painting in the National Gallery of Victoria

(Australia)

Debbie Cuthbertson, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1st Jul 2016.

Mess marks spot when food splatters masterpieces

(Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 23rd Jun 2016.

Talking Point: Neglect of ancient heritage

(Australia)

Heather Sculthorpe, The Mercury, 20th Jun 2016.

Bogus Whiteley paintings: lock up fraudsters, says Swans chief

(Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 18th Jun 2016.

Beloved 'little old lady' public art stolen from Hughes shops

(Australia)

Kim Lester, ABC Australia, 31st May 2016.

International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months

(Australia)

Bianca Hall, The Age, 31st May 2016.

Art, coins and stamps snatched from Sydney property

(Australia)

The Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2016.

Steal This Fork: An Artist Spent 15 Years Stealing Silverware Used by the 1%

(Australia)

DJ Pangburn, The Creator's Project, 16th May 2016.

Mungo Man still lies in a cardboard box. Why?

(Australia)

Tom Keneally, The Age, 26th Apr 2016.

How do you buy Indigenous Australian art ethically?

(Australia)

Brigid Delaney, The Guardian, 18th Apr 2016.

Theft and forgery from Whiteley to Warhol

(Australia)

Gina Fairley, Arts Hub, 14th Apr 2016.

Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired

(Australia; India)

The Chakra, 2nd Apr 2016.

Obsessing about past 'wrongs' is to miss the power of culture

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins, The Guardian, 2nd Apr 2016.

AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 2nd Apr 2016.

NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 29th Mar 2016.

Calls for British Museum to surrender Indigenous Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

ABC Australia, 28th Mar 2016.

Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?

(Australia; India)

S. Vijay Kumar, Swarajya, 27th Mar 2016.

Repatriation of indigenous artefacts a hot topic for museums

(Australia)

Rosemary Neill, The Australian, 12th Mar 2016.

Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures

(Australia; India)

Geoff Hiscock, Nikkei, 26th Feb 2016.

Graffiti tagger destroys historical Smith Street feminist mural

(Australia)

Neelima Choahan, The Age, 26th Feb 2016.

Police investigate Aboriginal artwork stolen from Fremantle home

(Australia)

Danielle Le Messurier, Perth Now, 18th Feb 2016.

Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 18th Feb 2016.

National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 18th Feb 2016.

EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Indiana Daily Student, 17th Feb 2016.

National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomen, Business Insider, 17th Feb 2016.

Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt

(Australia; India)

Shalailah Medhora, The Guardian, 17th Feb 2016.

NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 12th Feb 2016.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 9th Feb 2016.

Heidelberg police appeal to find owners of stolen painting of toddler

(Australia)

Laura Armitage, Heidelberg Leader, 1st Feb 2016.

Anthony Lister found guilty of wilful damage over graffiti artworks

(Australia)

Steph Harmon, The Guardian, 28th Jan 2016.

'Scumbags' steal Altona Homestead artefacts

(Australia)

Goya Dmytryshchak, Star Weekly, 20th Jan 2016.

Keith Haring mural door in Collingwood resurfaces after 20 years

(Australia)

Kitty Hauser, The Australian, 16th Jan 2016.

ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia

(Australia; India)

Amrita Madhukalya, DNA, 6th Jan 2016.

Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia

(Australia)

Clare Colley, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14th Dec 2015.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy, Australian Geographic, 7th Dec 2015.

Thieves steal engine parts worth $150k from railway museum

(Australia)

ABC Australia, 1st Dec 2015.

Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 26th Nov 2015.

Stolen ancestral remains repatriated to Western Australia after years of negotiations

(Australia; Austria)

Erin Parke, ABC Australia, 21st Nov 2015.

'Mungo Man': Bones of Australia's 42,000-year-old man returned to Aboriginal tribes for burial

(Australia)

Kathy Marks, The Independent, 7th Nov 2015.

Encounters at National Museum of Australia: our Elgin Marbles come home

(Australia)

Julie Power, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6th Nov 2015.

Mungo Man to be moved to National Museum of Australia's repatriation unit

(Australia)

Katie Burgess, The Canberra Times, 6th Nov 2015.

Traditional owners mark Uluru handback

(Australia)

AAP, 9 News, 25th Oct 2015.

Fire destroys historic trams and buses at Sydney Tramway Museum

(Australia)

Lucy Cormack, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24th Oct 2015.

Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 16th Oct 2015.

Police hunt serial thief after expensive bonsai trees stolen at Cabramatta West

(Australia)

Rosaline Walters, The Daily Telegraph, 13th Oct 2015.

Keeping place for stolen Indigenous remains should take priority over Anzac centre

(Australia)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 12th Oct 2015.

Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India

(India; Australia)

The Indian Express, 11th Oct 2015.

Mt Surprise gem owner offers $20,000 reward for return of stolen stones

(Australia)

Grace Uhr, The Cairns Post, 24th Sep 2015.

Cultural objects lent to National Museum of Australia to have extra protection

(Australia)

Clare Colley, The Canberra Times, 10th Sep 2015.

Sculptures 'disappear' from Sir Antony Gormley's lake installation in Australia

(Australia)

Jonathan Pearlman, The Telegraph, 9th Sep 2015.

Topaz gems stolen from Qld Museum

(Australia)

Sam Flanagan, Brisbane Times, 26th Aug 2015.

Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 20th Aug 2015.

National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 19th Aug 2015.

Sotheby's fights copyright agency over Olsen art

(Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 18th Aug 2015.

Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal

(Australia)

Harrison Tippet, The Advertiser, 18th Aug 2015.

Is it OK to buy replica furniture?

(Australia)

Elicia Murray, Domain, 11th Aug 2015.

Sotheby's primed for battle over John Olsen copyright

(Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 31st Jul 2015.

Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 21st Jul 2015.

Sotheby's sued over John Olsen artworks

(Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 15th Jul 2015.

Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues

(Australia; India)

Kristian Silva, Brisbane Times, 10th Jul 2015.

Theft won't destroy Napoleon's connection to Mt Martha homestead

(Australia)

Sarah Hudson, The Weekly Times, 8th Jul 2015.

Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Gina Fairley, Visual Arts Hub, 6th Jul 2015.

Hindus urge National Gallery of Australia to expedite provenance of Hindu statues

(Australia)

Merinews, 4th Jul 2015.

Indigenous man's skull returns to his people more than 150 years after its theft

(Australia)

Mark Colvin, ABC Australia, 29th Jun 2015.

Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities

(Australia; India; Nepal)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 19th Jun 2015.

Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 13th Jun 2015.

SA Police search for Boer War artefacts, papers stolen from State Library

(Australia)

The Advertiser, Perth Now, 12th Jun 2015.

Meteorite worth more than $16,000 stolen from Queensland museum

(Australia)

ABC Australia, 8th Jun 2015.

Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Paul Daley, The Guardian, 9th Apr 2015.

Ancient artefacts from Egypt illegally imported to Australia returned to ambassador in Canberra

(Australia; Egypt)

Liz Foschia, ABC Australia, 8th Apr 2015.

Is that a Whiteley? Why collectors buy lousy fakes as masterpieces

(Australia)

Sasha Grishin, Visual Arts Hub, 19th Mar 2015.

National Gallery of Australia gets refund as Buddha goes home

(Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 6th Mar 2015.

Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China

(Australia; China)

Amanda Wu, Women of China, 6th Mar 2015.

Stolen cultural objects: what's the role of Australian galleries?

(Australia)

Lyndel Prott, The Conversation, 30th Nov 2014.

A Thief Stole Rare Coins Worth $1 Million From The NSW State Library

(Australia)

Simon Thomsen, Business Insider, 8th Aug 2014.

Risk of being duped on looted artefacts lost on NGA

(Australia)

Australia

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 5th Aug 2014.

Daylesford police recover $135K worth of stolen church items

(Australia)

William Vallely, The Courier, 7th Jul 2014.

Western Australia Aboriginal leaders retrieve secret sacred items taken a century ago

(Australia)

Tanya Nolan, ABC Australia, 6th Jun 2014.

India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India, The Hindu, 4th Jun 2014.

Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku

(Australia; India)

DNA, 11th Apr 2014.

National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7th Apr 2014.

Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display

(Australia; India)

IBN Live, 2nd Apr 2014.

National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Canberra Times, 2nd Apr 2014.

Art Theft Scandal Widens As Art Gallery of NSW Removes Statue India Wants Back

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomsen, Business Insider, 27th Mar 2014.

India wants looting scandal statues including Dancing Shiva returned in 30 days

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27th Mar 2014.

NGA removes Dancing Shiva from display

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26th Mar 2014.

NGA refuses to return $US5m Shiva statue despite evidence it was stolen from Indian temple

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24th Mar 2014.

National Gallery Director Steps Down As Cloud Remains Over $5M Indian Sculpture

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomsen, Business Insider, 21st Mar 2014.

Shiva swap involves National Gallery of Australia in international art looting case

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21st Mar 2014.

The National Gallery of Australia dances into trouble with Shiva

(Australia; India)

Rachel Kleinman, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18th Mar 2014.

Book proves Tweed man's $50m Cezanne painting is real

(Australia)

Nolan Verheij-Full, My Daily News, 10th Mar 2014.

National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art

(Australia; India)

Anna Maria Nicholson, ABC Australia, 5th Mar 2014.

Peru regains lost heritage: Govt returns 2000-year-old stolen shroud

(Australia; Peru)

Helen Thew, AAP, 24th Oct 1989.

'Hot' Relic Goes Back

(Australia; Peru)

QNP, 24th Oct 1989.

Wrong Mantle, Claims Gallery

(Australia; Peru)

Peter Cochrane, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26th Sep 1988.

Please don't touch the tapestry. It's Hot.

(Australia; Peru)

Peter Cochrane, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd Sep 1988.

Please don't touch the tapestry, it's hot

(Australia; Peru)

Peter Cochrane, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd Sep 1988.