Aborigine warrior to go home

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An Aborigine delegation is to travel to Britain to reclaim a skull believed to belong to the 19th-century tribal hero Yagan, which has been exhumed from Everton Cemetery in Liverpool.

The excavation licence was granted by the Home Office after a plea to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Aborigine leader Ken Colbung came to Merseyside two months ago hoping to return home with the skull (artist's impression, left). Yagan fought in clashes with white settlers in Western Australia. His head was brought to Britain in 1833 by a bounty hunter and lent to Liverpool City Museum in 1884 but in 1964 it was buried in a wooden box.

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