Tasmania gets a dual place naming policy

In other good news for Aboriginal languages today, the Tasmanian government has announced a dual place naming policy. Well known landmarks such as Larapuna (Bay of Fires) and Kunanyi (Mt Wellington) will receive dual name signs and Aboriginal names will be given preference for new landmarks.
Although there is already an informative display at the summit of Kunanyi explaining the Aboriginal history of the mountain, there has never been dual name signs for the main landmark of Hobart.
The policy will bring Tasmanian dual naming policy into line with the rest of the nation.

You can read more about the policy on the ABC news website here.

-Annie

Edit 14/3/14: The Tasmanian Aboriginal community has vowed to fight development plans to put a cable car on Kunyani. More here.

 

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