This includes what can be termed “Australasia” and Polynesia, including Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea. Sacred art from this region is diverse and ranges from the sacred paintings of Aboriginal Australians, through the intricate Maori religious carvings, to the art of colonial era Christianity.
Bryony Cottam (2022). The museums returning their ancient artefacts. Geographical. 24 September.
Hamish McNeilly (2022). 'Their time in the light' - the repatriation of cultural taonga. Stuff.co.nz. 22 September.
Will Jackson (2021). How many antiquities in Australian museums are stolen from our neighbours?. ABC Australia. 28 March.
Soniya Agrawal (2021). 36 antique idols, artefacts returned to India by US, Australia, UK in last 5 yrs, govt says. The Print. 17 March.
Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). US an Oz ignore India's request for return of stolen idols. The Times of India. 11 December.
Michaela Boland, Penny Timms (2018). Dancing Shiva at Art Gallery of South Australia was stolen from India. ABC Australia. 12 September.
Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). Oz seeks FIRs of stolen idols cases in English. The Times of India. 15 July.
Jessica Tyson (2018). Stolen korowai returned. Maori Television. 2 July.
Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). ASI to write to Australian museum over stolen idols. The Times of India. 17 January.
TNN (2018). 'Bring back stolen Buddhist statue to Amaravati'. The Times of India. 10 January.
Lusi Banuve (2018). Votualevu Mandir Installs CCTV Cameras, Burglar Bars. Fiji Sun. 4 January.
Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Aussie museum seeks more info on six stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 19 November.
Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 3 October.
Laura Macdonald (2017). The story behind the world's oldest surviving wharenui at Te Papa. Newshub. 29 September.
Jared Downing (2017). Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar. Fontier. 8 August.
Jacob Goldberg (2017). New Zealand family's gift bridges 165 years, heals colonial wounds. Coconuts Yangon. 24 July.
The Sun Daily (2017). Sacred ancient objects returned to Australian Indigenous leaders after centuries. The Sun Daily. 24 July.
Coconuts Yangon (2017). Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War. Coconuts Yangon. 4 July.
Dale Stephens, Tara Gutman (2017). Destruction of Mosul's Great Mosque holds a heritage lesson for Australia. The Guardian. 29 June.
The Hindu (2017). Police to seek documents from Australian authorities. The Hindu. 2 June.
R. Sivaraman (2017). 1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu. The Hindu. 27 May.
R. Sivaraman (2017). How idol thieves deceived devotees. The Hindu. 27 May.
TNN (2017). Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor. The Times of India. 27 May.
PTI News (2017). Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now. PTI News. 23 May.
Paul Daley (2017). Reuniting Indigenous 'sticks' with their stories: the museum on a mission to give back. The Guardian. 3 March.
C. R. Gowri Shankar (2017). Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home. Deccan Chronicle. 16 January.
Press Trust of India (2017). Australia returns three antiquities to India. The Times of India. 16 January.
U Tejonmayam (2017). 'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'. The Times of India. 11 January.
TNN (2016). Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India. The Times of India. 26 December.
Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.
Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.
Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.
Danielle Clent (2016). Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church. Stuff.co.nz. 6 December.
Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners( )
Erin Parke (2016). Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners. ABC Australia. 4 December.
Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.
The Times of India (2016). Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia. The Times of India. 16 November.
Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen. The Australian. 17 October.
The Australian (2016). Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal. The Australian. 14 October.
Esther Anatolitis (2016). Cultural ownership and responsibility is not just a fad. Eureka Street. 3 October.
Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return. The Times of India. 1 October.
Eastern Eye (2016). India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture. Eastern Eye. 1 October.
The New Zealand Herald (2016). Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom. The New Zealand Herald. 23 August.
Martin Bailey (2016). Polynesian sculpture admired by Picasso and Henry Moore far older than previously thought. The Art Newspaper. 15 August.
The Tribune (2016). Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India. The Tribune. 22 July.
Michaela Boland (2016). NGA's stolen buddha slowly homing in on return to India. The Australian. 22 July.
Andrew Taylor (2016). National Gallery of Australia likely to forfeit more ancient Indian antiquities, says director. The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 July.
ABC Australia (2016). Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted. ABC Australia. 4 July.
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.
The Chakra (2016). Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired. The Chakra. 2 April.
Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'. The Australian. 2 April.
Michaela Boland (2016). NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue. The Australian. 29 March.
S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?. Swarajya. 27 March.
Geoff Hiscock (2016). Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures. Nikkei. 26 February.
Michaela Boland (2016). Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull. The Australian. 18 February.
Michaela Boland (2016). National Gallery judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities. The Australian. 18 February.
Simon Thomen (2016). National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance. Business Insider. 17 February.
Shalailah Medhora (2016). Provenance of 22 Asian artworks at National Gallery of Australia in doubt. The Guardian. 17 February.
Michaela Boland (2016). NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where. The Australian. 12 February.
Michaela Boland (2016). Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor. The Australian. 9 February.
Lois Williams (2016). Te Pahi's medal among Waitangi treasures. Radio New Zealand. 14 January.
Amrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia. DNA. 6 January.
Clare Colley (2015). Unsettled art show accompanies Encounters at the National Museum of Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 December.
Hawke's Bay Today (2015). Man admits stealing Maori artefacts. Hawke's Bay Today. 9 December.
Amelia Caddy (2015). Indigenous objects return to Australia in new exhibition. Australian Geographic. 7 December.
Paul Daley (2015). Encounters exhibition: a stunning but troubling collection of colonial plunder. The Guardian. 26 November.
Michaela Boland (2015). Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia. The Australian. 16 October.
The Indian Express (2015). Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India. The Indian Express. 11 October.
Clare Colley (2015). Cultural objects lent to National Museum of Australia to have extra protection. The Canberra Times. 10 September.
Michaela Boland (2015). Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman. The Australian. 20 August.
Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks. The Australian. 19 August.
Imran Ali (2015). Court fight over Maori artefacts comes to an end. The Northern Advocate. 14 August.
Paul Daley (2015). Enduring controversy: BP sponsorship ignites new row over British Museum's Indigenous exhibition. The Guardian. 21 July.
Kristian Silva (2015). Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues. Brisbane Times. 10 July.
Gina Fairley (2015). Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities. Visual Arts Hub. 6 July.
Merinews (2015). Hindus urge National Gallery of Australia to expedite provenance of Hindu statues. Merinews. 4 July.
Michaela Boland (2015). Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities. The Australian. 19 June.
Sale of Kanak Art Suspended
Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes (2015). La vente d'art kanak suspendue. Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. 13 June.
Michaela Boland (2015). Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display. The Australian. 13 June.
Stolen Kanak art objects offered at a large auction in Switzerland?
Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes (2015). Des objets d'art kanak « volés » présentés lors d'une grande vente aux enchères en Suisse ?. Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes. 10 June.
Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia gets refund as Buddha goes home. The Australian. 6 March.
Lyndel Prott (2014). Stolen cultural objects: what's the role of Australian galleries?. The Conversation. 30 November.
William Vallely (2014). Daylesford police recover $135K worth of stolen church items. The Courier. 7 July.
Tanya Nolan (2014). Western Australia Aboriginal leaders retrieve secret sacred items taken a century ago. ABC Australia. 6 June.
Press Trust of India (2014). India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon. The Hindu. 4 June.
DNA (2014). Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku. DNA. 11 April.
Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen. The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 April.
Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'. The Canberra Times. 2 April.
National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art( )
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.