Submission – Zainab Jane Clark

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Zainab Jane Clark describes herself as a “white Muslim grandmother living in Tasmania”. She was born on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri Woiworung clan of the Kulin Nation, in Upper Ferntree Gully.

This submission describes the discovery of a carved and shaped ceremonial spear, boomerang, and old double-barrelled percussion shotguns, one with nine notches carved into the stock, under her family home.

The submission details Zainab’s subsequent advocacy work and desire to return the artefact to Country.

Date: 10 July 2023