The ancestral remains of 37 indigenous people will be returned to Australia from London's Natural History Museum.
Narungga community representatives from South Australia, Douglas Milera and Professor Peter Buckskin, travelled to the UK to attend the handover ceremony on Tuesday night Australian time.
They received the remains of an ancestor who will be cared for at the South Australian Museum until the community is ready to conduct a reburial ceremony.
The SA Museum will also look after another seven repatriated ancestral remains.
The remaining 29 ancestral remains will go to the National Museum of Australia until the Ngarrindjeri, Far West Coast, Kaurna and Flinders Ranges communities are ready to lay them to rest.
"This return is a significant event for our country," Arts Minister Mitch Fifield said in a statement distributed in Australia.