Country: Australia

$400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne

(Australia)

The West Australian (2017). $400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne. The West Australian. 17 August.

Queenstown war memorabilia heist causes outcry on Tasmania's west coast

(Australia)

Aneeta Bhole (2017). Queenstown war memorabilia heist causes outcry on Tasmania's west coast. ABC Australia. 14 August.

War artifacts stolen after break-in at Galley Museum in Queenstown

(Australia)

Lachland Bennett (2017). War artifacts stolen after break-in at Galley Museum in Queenstown. The Advocate. 14 August.

Corporate 'Fake Art' Profits off Australia's Indigenous Culture

(Australia)

Telesur (2017). Corporate 'Fake Art' Profits off Australia's Indigenous Culture. Telesur. 9 August.

Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back

(Australia)

Helen Davidson (2017). Australia's fake art and tourist tack: Indigenous artists fight back. The Guardian. 9 August.

Dinonappers: thieves steal raptor heads from National Dinosaur Museum

(Australia)

The Canberra Times (2017). Dinonappers: thieves steal raptor heads from National Dinosaur Museum. The Canberra Times. 8 August.

Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy

(Australia)

Stephanie Convery (2017). Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy. The Guardian. 4 August.

Sacred ancient objects returned to Australian Indigenous leaders after centuries

(Australia)

The Sun Daily (2017). Sacred ancient objects returned to Australian Indigenous leaders after centuries. The Sun Daily. 24 July.

Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car

(Australia)

Mitch Mott (2017). Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car. The Advertiser. 18 July.

Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney

(Australia)

BBC News (2017). Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney. BBC News. 7 July.

Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia

(Australia; Iraq)

Dale Stephens, Tara Gutman (2017). Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia. The Guardian. 29 June.

At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor's Shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Isabella SMith (2017). At British Museum Protest, Australian Aboriginal Activist Demands Repatriation of Ancestor's Shield. Hyperallergic. 20 June.

Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Raymond Brown (2017). Aboriginal man demands Cambridge University return his ancestor's spears. Cambridge News. 16 June.

Man charged with WA winery painting theft

(Australia)

AAP (2017). Man charged with WA winery painting theft. AAP. 15 June.

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

(Japan; Australia)

Allison Meier (2017). In a Historic First, Australia Agrees to Return Ainu Remains to Japan. Hyperallergic. 15 June.

Man attempts painting theft at WA winery

(Australia)

Sky News (2017). Man attempts painting theft at WA winery. Sky News. 12 June.

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

(Australia)

Hannah Barry (2017). 'You've got to be joking': Brazen art theft in Swan Valley caught on CCTV. WA Today. 11 June.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu (2017). Police to seek documents from Australian authorities. The Hindu. 2 June.

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

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman (2017). 1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu. The Hindu. 27 May.

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman (2017). How idol thieves deceived devotees. The Hindu. 27 May.

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

(India; Australia)

TNN (2017). Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor. The Times of India. 27 May.

Tickets cancelled for Nitsch performance in Tasmania due to protest threat

(Australia)

Tim Stone (2017). Tickets cancelled for Nitsch performance in Tasmania due to protest threat. The Art Newspaper. 26 May.

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

PTI News (2017). Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now. PTI News. 23 May.

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

(Australia)

Sowaibah Hanifie (2017). Ancient fossil chipped out of rock with heavy-duty tools at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. ABC Australia. 9 May.

Wendy Whiteley stunned by forgery case acquittals

(Australia)

SBS (2017). Wendy Whiteley stunned by forgery case acquittals. SBS. 22 April.

The dinosaur track theft that never was

(Australia)

Jamie Seidel (2017). The dinosaur track theft that never was. Adelaide Now. 31 March.

Thieves steal war memorabilia

(Australia)

Dominique Baynes (2017). Thieves steal war memorabilia. The West Australian. 28 March.

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

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2017). Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back. The Guardian. 3 March.

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 (2017). Wave of Bomb Threats to Jewish Museums and Community Centers Forces Evacuations in US, UK, and Australia. ArtNet News. 3 March.

Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges

(Australia)

Erin Jones (2017). Idiots vandalising ancient Aboriginal rock art in Flinders Ranges. The Advertiser. 26 February.

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

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin (2017). Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang". The Daily Telegraph. 16 February.

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

(Australia; United States of America)

Karen MIchael (2017). Artist Jon Campbell sues retail giant Target, alleging it copied his work. Domain. 15 February.

Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA

(Australia)

Mirage News (2017). Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA. Mirage News. 10 February.

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

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers. Western Advocate. 10 February.

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

(Australia)

Lexology (2017). Stopping the fake indigenous art flood when does cultural appropriation become theft?. Lexology. 7 February.

HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk

(Australia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk. WA Today. 28 January.

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home

(India; Australia)

C. R. Gowri Shankar (2017). Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home. Deccan Chronicle. 16 January.

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Australia returns three antiquities to India. The Times of India. 16 January.

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

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin (2017). Paparazzi Dog statue stolen from Paddington, artists offering $10,000 worth of art for its return. The Daily Telegraph. 11 January.

'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'

(Australia; India)

U Tejonmayam (2017). 'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'. The Times of India. 11 January.

Morley artist devastated by theft of canvases

(Australia)

Toyah Shakespeare (2017). Morley artist devastated by theft of canvases. Community News. 4 January.

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

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2017). Mossgreen, Leonard Joel clash over call to ban ivory, rhino horn sales. The Australian. 3 January.

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India

(India; Australia)

TNN (2016). Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India. The Times of India. 26 December.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

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

Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

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

Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

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

Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.

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

(Australia)

Isabelle Hellyer (2016). Minister Looking to Add "A Bit of Colour" to His Office Accidentally Finds Missing $150,000 Aboriginal Artwork. Vice. 14 December.

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

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Louis Klee (2016). 'Weaponise your privilege': blocked Aboriginal Australian speaker addresses students by Skype. Varsity. 5 December.

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

(Australia)

Erin Parke (2016). Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners. ABC Australia. 4 December.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.

Artwork stolen from ANU School of Art graduate exhibition

(Australia)

Georgina Connery (2016). Artwork stolen from ANU School of Art graduate exhibition. The Canberra Times. 25 November.

History re-told through the Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Louis Klee (2016). History re-told through the Gweagal shield. Varsity. 18 November.

Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia

(India; Australia)

The Times of India (2016). Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia. The Times of India. 16 November.

Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin

(Australia; Germany)

Lexi Metherell (2016). Possible 'first encounter' Aboriginal shield uncovered in Berlin. The New Daily. 10 November.

Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed

(Australia)

Newsport (2016). Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed. Newsport. 8 November.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

CBC (2016). 'They've got no claim': Indigenous Australian demands British Museum return ancestral shield. CBC. 2 November.

Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland (2016). Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities. The Australian. 26 October.

Paintings by executed Bali Nine inmate Sukumaran stolen in Adelaide

(Australia)

Tom Richardson (2016). Paintings by executed Bali Nine inmate Sukumaran stolen in Adelaide. In Daily. 25 October.

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen. The Australian. 17 October.

Remains of 13 Aboriginals will be returned to Australia

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Jacqueline Magnay (2016). Remains of 13 Aboriginals will be returned to Australia. The Australian. 15 October.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Nick Miller (2016). Virtual reality tells Indigenous story in London as bones set to return to Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 October.

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

The Australian (2016). Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal. The Australian. 14 October.

Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland (2016). Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA. The Australian. 14 October.

Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad

(Australia)

Esther Anatolitis (2016). Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad. Eureka Street. 3 October.

Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return. The Times of India. 1 October.

India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture

(Australia; India)

Eastern Eye (2016). India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture. Eastern Eye. 1 October.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2016). The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts. The Guardian. 25 September.

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 (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. The Daily Mail. 22 September.

Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Debbie Cuthbertson (2016). Aboriginal artefacts in Sotheby's auction prompt questions over provenance. The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 September.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Lucy McNally (2016). Victory for Gweagal man Rodney Kelly in fight to have artefacts returned from British museums. ABC Australia. 23 August.

Stolen $65,000 sculpture returned after alleged ransom attempt

(Australia)

The West Australian (2016). Stolen $65,000 sculpture returned after alleged ransom attempt. The West Australian. 19 August.

It's time rock art was better protected

(Australia)

Paul Tacon (2016). It's time rock art was better protected. Apollo. 17 August.

Decendant of Joseph Banks' servant supports repatriation of Gweagal artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Alasdair McDonald (2016). Decendant of Joseph Banks' servant supports repatriation of Gweagal artefacts. Bega District News. 15 August.

Ancient gold scam re-emerges

(Australia)

Queensland Police (2016). Ancient gold scam re-emerges. Queensland Police. 8 August.

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

(Australia)

Emilia Terzon (2016). 'It's very poignant': Darwin gallery taps into Indigenous incarceration conversation. ABC Australia. 8 August.

Daughter reveals motivation for Eddie Burrup art scandal

(Australia)

Victoria Laurie (2016). Daughter reveals motivation for Eddie Burrup art scandal. The Australian. 6 August.

The man who stole Pompey's medals

(Australia)

Caleb Cluff (2016). The man who stole Pompey's medals. Bombala Times. 24 July.

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

(Australia)

Debbie Cuthbertson (2016). Picasso's Weeping Woman: Could mystery of 1986 NGV art heist be solved?. The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 July.

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

(Australia; India)

The Tribune (2016). Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India. The Tribune. 22 July.

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

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA's stolen buddha slowly homing in on return to India. The Australian. 22 July.

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

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2016). National Gallery of Australia likely to forfeit more ancient Indian antiquities, says director. The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 July.

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

(Australia)

Melissa Singer (2016). Banksy stencils 'destroyed' in AC/DC Lane construction works. The Age. 10 July.

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

(Australia; India)

ABC Australia (2016). Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted. ABC Australia. 4 July.

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

(Australia; India)

Sally Pryor (2016). Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India. The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 July.

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

(Australia)

Debbie Cuthbertson (2016). Self-proclaimed 'Australia's worst artist' hangs his own painting in the National Gallery of Victoria. The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 July.

Mess marks spot when food splatters masterpieces

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Mess marks spot when food splatters masterpieces. The Australian. 23 June.

Talking Point: Neglect of ancient heritage

(Australia)

Heather Sculthorpe (2016). Talking Point: Neglect of ancient heritage. The Mercury. 20 June.

Bogus Whiteley paintings: lock up fraudsters, says Swans chief

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Bogus Whiteley paintings: lock up fraudsters, says Swans chief. The Australian. 18 June.

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

(Australia)

Kim Lester (2016). Beloved 'little old lady' public art stolen from Hughes shops. ABC Australia. 31 May.

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

(Australia)

Bianca Hall (2016). International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months. The Age. 31 May.

Art, coins and stamps snatched from Sydney property

(Australia)

The Daily Telegraph (2016). Art, coins and stamps snatched from Sydney property. The Daily Telegraph. 28 May.

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

(Australia)

DJ Pangburn (2016). Steal This Fork: An Artist Spent 15 Years Stealing Silverware Used by the 1%. The Creator's Project. 16 May.

Mungo Man still lies in a cardboard box. Why?

(Australia)

Tom Keneally (2016). Mungo Man still lies in a cardboard box. Why?. The Age. 26 April.

How do you buy Indigenous Australian art ethically?

(Australia)

Brigid Delaney (2016). How do you buy Indigenous Australian art ethically?. The Guardian. 18 April.

Theft and forgery from Whiteley to Warhol

(Australia)

Gina Fairley (2016). Theft and forgery from Whiteley to Warhol. Arts Hub. 14 April.

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

(Australia; India)

The Chakra (2016). Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired. The Chakra. 2 April.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Tiffany Jenkins (2016). Obsessing about past 'wrongs' is to miss the power of culture. The Guardian. 2 April.

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

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'. The Australian. 2 April.

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

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue. The Australian. 29 March.

Calls for British Museum to surrender Indigenous Gweagal shield

(Australia; United Kingdom)

ABC Australia (2016). Calls for British Museum to surrender Indigenous Gweagal shield. ABC Australia. 28 March.

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

(Australia; India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?. Swarajya. 27 March.

Repatriation of indigenous artefacts a hot topic for museums

(Australia)

Rosemary Neill (2016). Repatriation of indigenous artefacts a hot topic for museums. The Australian. 12 March.

Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures

(Australia; India)

Geoff Hiscock (2016). Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures. Nikkei. 26 February.

Graffiti tagger destroys historical Smith Street feminist mural

(Australia)

Neelima Choahan (2016). Graffiti tagger destroys historical Smith Street feminist mural. The Age. 26 February.

Police investigate Aboriginal artwork stolen from Fremantle home

(Australia)

Danielle Le Messurier (2016). Police investigate Aboriginal artwork stolen from Fremantle home. Perth Now. 18 February.

Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull. The Australian. 18 February.

National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities. The Australian. 18 February.

EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Indiana Daily Student (2016). EDITORIAL: Restoring artifacts to their rightful owners. Indiana Daily Student. 17 February.

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

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomen (2016). National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance. Business Insider. 17 February.

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

(Australia; India)

Shalailah Medhora (2016). Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt. The Guardian. 17 February.

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

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where. The Australian. 12 February.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor. The Australian. 9 February.

Heidelberg police appeal to find owners of stolen painting of toddler

(Australia)

Laura Armitage (2016). Heidelberg police appeal to find owners of stolen painting of toddler. Heidelberg Leader. 1 February.

Anthony Lister found guilty of wilful damage over graffiti artworks

(Australia)

Steph Harmon (2016). Anthony Lister found guilty of wilful damage over graffiti artworks. The Guardian. 28 January.

'Scumbags' steal Altona Homestead artefacts

(Australia)

Goya Dmytryshchak (2016). 'Scumbags' steal Altona Homestead artefacts. Star Weekly. 20 January.

Keith Haring mural door in Collingwood resurfaces after 20 years

(Australia)

Kitty Hauser (2016). Keith Haring mural door in Collingwood resurfaces after 20 years. The Australian. 16 January.

ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia

(Australia; India)

Amrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia. DNA. 6 January.

Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia

(Australia)

Clare Colley (2015). Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 December.

Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Amelia Caddy (2015). Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition. Australian Geographic. 7 December.

Thieves steal engine parts worth $150k from railway museum

(Australia)

ABC Australia (2015). Thieves steal engine parts worth $150k from railway museum. ABC Australia. 1 December.

Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder. The Guardian. 26 November.

Stolen ancestral remains repatriated to Western Australia after years of negotiations

(Australia; Austria)

Erin Parke (2015). Stolen ancestral remains repatriated to Western Australia after years of negotiations. ABC Australia. 21 November.

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

(Australia)

Kathy Marks (2015). 'Mungo Man': Bones of Australia's 42,000-year-old man returned to Aboriginal tribes for burial. The Independent. 7 November.

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

(Australia)

Julie Power (2015). Encounters at National Museum of Australia: our Elgin Marbles come home. The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 November.

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

(Australia)

Katie Burgess (2015). Mungo Man to be moved to National Museum of Australia's repatriation unit. The Canberra Times. 6 November.

Traditional owners mark Uluru handback

(Australia)

AAP (2015). Traditional owners mark Uluru handback. 9 News. 25 October.

Fire destroys historic trams and buses at Sydney Tramway Museum

(Australia)

Lucy Cormack (2015). Fire destroys historic trams and buses at Sydney Tramway Museum. The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 October.

Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia. The Australian. 16 October.

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

(Australia)

Rosaline Walters (2015). Police hunt serial thief after expensive bonsai trees stolen at Cabramatta West. The Daily Telegraph. 13 October.

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

(Australia)

Paul Daley (2015). Keeping place for stolen Indigenous remains should take priority over Anzac centre. The Guardian. 12 October.

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

(India; Australia)

The Indian Express (2015). Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India. The Indian Express. 11 October.

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

(Australia)

Grace Uhr (2015). Mt Surprise gem owner offers $20,000 reward for return of stolen stones. The Cairns Post. 24 September.

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

(Australia)

Clare Colley (2015). Cultural objects lent to National Museum of Australia to have extra protection. The Canberra Times. 10 September.

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

(Australia)

Jonathan Pearlman (2015). Sculptures 'disappear' from Sir Antony Gormley's lake installation in Australia. The Telegraph. 9 September.

Topaz gems stolen from Qld Museum

(Australia)

Sam Flanagan (2015). Topaz gems stolen from Qld Museum. Brisbane Times. 26 August.

Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman. The Australian. 20 August.

National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks. The Australian. 19 August.

Sotheby's fights copyright agency over Olsen art

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). Sotheby's fights copyright agency over Olsen art. The Australian. 18 August.

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

(Australia)

Harrison Tippet (2015). Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal. The Advertiser. 18 August.

Is it OK to buy replica furniture?

(Australia)

Elicia Murray (2015). Is it OK to buy replica furniture?. Domain. 11 August.

Sotheby's primed for battle over John Olsen copyright

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). Sotheby's primed for battle over John Olsen copyright. The Australian. 31 July.

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

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2015). Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition. The Guardian. 21 July.

Sotheby's sued over John Olsen artworks

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). Sotheby's sued over John Olsen artworks. The Australian. 15 July.

Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues

(Australia; India)

Kristian Silva (2015). Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues. Brisbane Times. 10 July.

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

(Australia)

Sarah Hudson (2015). Theft won't destroy Napoleon's connection to Mt Martha homestead. The Weekly Times. 8 July.

Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Gina Fairley (2015). Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities. Visual Arts Hub. 6 July.

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

(Australia)

Merinews (2015). Hindus urge National Gallery of Australia to expedite provenance of Hindu statues. Merinews. 4 July.

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

(Australia)

Mark Colvin (2015). Indigenous man's skull returns to his people more than 150 years after its theft. ABC Australia. 29 June.

Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities

(Australia; India; Nepal)

Michaela Boland (2015). Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities. The Australian. 19 June.

Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display. The Australian. 13 June.

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

(Australia)

The Advertiser (2015). SA Police search for Boer War artefacts, papers stolen from State Library. Perth Now. 12 June.

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

(Australia)

ABC Australia (2015). Meteorite worth more than $16,000 stolen from Queensland museum. ABC Australia. 8 June.

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

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Paul Daley (2015). Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show. The Guardian. 9 April.

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

(Australia; Egypt)

Liz Foschia (2015). Ancient artefacts from Egypt illegally imported to Australia returned to ambassador in Canberra. ABC Australia. 8 April.

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

(Australia)

Sasha Grishin (2015). Is that a Whiteley? Why collectors buy lousy fakes as masterpieces. Visual Arts Hub. 19 March.

National Gallery of Australia gets refund as Buddha goes home

(Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia gets refund as Buddha goes home. The Australian. 6 March.

Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China

(Australia; China)

Amanda Wu (2015). Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China. Women of China. 6 March.

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

(Australia)

Lyndel Prott (2014). Stolen cultural objects: what's the role of Australian galleries?. The Conversation. 30 November.

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

(Australia)

Simon Thomsen (2014). A Thief Stole Rare Coins Worth $1 Million From The NSW State Library. Business Insider. 8 August.

Risk of being duped on looted artefacts lost on NGA

(Australia)

Australia

Michaela Boland (2014). Risk of being duped on looted artefacts lost on NGA. The Australian. 5 August.

Daylesford police recover $135K worth of stolen church items

(Australia)

William Vallely (2014). Daylesford police recover $135K worth of stolen church items. The Courier. 7 July.

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

(Australia)

Tanya Nolan (2014). Western Australia Aboriginal leaders retrieve secret sacred items taken a century ago. ABC Australia. 6 June.

India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2014). India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon. The Hindu. 4 June.

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

(Australia; India)

DNA (2014). Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku. DNA. 11 April.

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

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen. The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 April.

Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display

(Australia; India)

IBN Live (2014). Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display. IBN Live. 2 April.

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

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'. The Canberra Times. 2 April.

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

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomsen (2014). Art Theft Scandal Widens As Art Gallery of NSW Removes Statue India Wants Back. Business Insider. 27 March.

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

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). India wants looting scandal statues including Dancing Shiva returned in 30 days. The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 March.

NGA removes Dancing Shiva from display

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). NGA removes Dancing Shiva from display. The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 March.

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

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). NGA refuses to return $US5m Shiva statue despite evidence it was stolen from Indian temple. The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 March.

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

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomsen (2014). National Gallery Director Steps Down As Cloud Remains Over $5M Indian Sculpture. Business Insider. 21 March.

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

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). Shiva swap involves National Gallery of Australia in international art looting case. The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 March.

The National Gallery of Australia dances into trouble with Shiva

(Australia; India)

Rachel Kleinman (2014). The National Gallery of Australia dances into trouble with Shiva. The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 March.

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

(Australia)

Nolan Verheij-Full (2014). Book proves Tweed man's $50m Cezanne painting is real. My Daily News. 10 March.

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

(Australia; India)

Anna Maria Nicholson (2014). National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art. ABC Australia. 5 March.

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

(Australia; Peru)

Helen Thew (1989). Peru regains lost heritage: Govt returns 2000-year-old stolen shroud. AAP. 24 October.

'Hot' Relic Goes Back

(Australia; Peru)

QNP (1989). 'Hot' Relic Goes Back. QNP. 24 October.

Wrong Mantle, Claims Gallery

(Australia; Peru)

Peter Cochrane (1988). Wrong Mantle, Claims Gallery. The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 September.

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

(Australia; Peru)

Peter Cochrane (1988). Please don't touch the tapestry. It's Hot.. The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 September.

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

(Australia; Peru)

Peter Cochrane (1988). Please don't touch the tapestry, it's hot. The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 September.