Australians fighting for the Parthenon Marbles’ return

A major campaign in Australia has been active since the 1980s in building a movement around the return of the Parthenon Marbles.
Photo: Stelios Kazazis, Unsplash. Three sculptures of goddesses on the architectural column of the Parthenon.

‘The Parthenon Marbles represent two-and-a-half-thousand years of glorious Greek history. They are an indispensable part of our national identity and heritage,’ says Emanuel Comino, Founder of the Australian Campaign for the Repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles. 

His tone is filled with an intense passion, one that he hopes will move people to take action and fight for the repatriation of the famous Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum in London, to their home in Athens. 

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Satara Uthayakumaran is a young writer, currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Laws at the Australian National University. She has previously written for publications including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Sydney Morning Herald and the ACT Human Rights Commission. She is a Board Member of the Domestic Violence Crisis Centre and a Youth Ambassador for Anti-Slavery Australia. Satara has also appeared on national television, most notably for her conversation with previous Prime Minister Julia Gillard, on women of colour in leadership.