Aboriginal and Dual Names

Letter to the Editor – Mercury 29 June 2018

Reviving place names IT is pleasing to hear from new Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jaquie Petrusma that her Government is firmly behind dual naming. The minister also understands it makes sense to revive original names of places. But why the Government would shy away from nipaluna (the name of the area Hobart was built on) and embrace kunanyi (original name of Mt Wellington) is hard to follow. Michael Mansell Read more

nipaluna

nipaluna is the name of the country in which the city of Hobart sits.     This was the name known by the Aboriginal people of the south east. The town came later, in 1804, and it was well established within nipaluna by the time that Wurati first shared the name and its meaning with government agent George Augustus Robinson, as ‘country at Hobart Town’ on 16 January 1831. ‘… Conversation with the nt [natives]. Writing journal. Mutteely informed me respecting the Mou.er.neen.ner nation was inhabiting ... Read more

nipaluna in the news

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/news-story/27cba85a436fb00d7a3f5f385f42d3d5 Read more

Hobart should adopt dual Aboriginal name nipaluna, community says

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-30/hobart-aboriginal-name-suggested-as-nipaluna/9815422 Read more

What’s in a name? A brief history of Tasmania’s changing place names

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-25/history-of-place-names-in-tasmania/9570242 Read more

Michael Mansell: Tasmanian Aborigines disappointed at another four years under the Liberals

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/03/05/michael-mansell-indigenous-tasmanians-disappointed-another-four-years-under Read more

Aboriginal Issues in the Tasmanian Election 2018

Election report card v1d summary Election report card v1d full brief Read more

Tasmanian election campaign ad revives lost Indigenous language

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/04/tasmanian-election-campaign-ad-to-revive-lost-indigenous-language?CMP=share_btn_link Read more

Reconsider Naming – Letter to the Editor by Michael Mansell about Dual Naming, Mercury 5 March 2018

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palawa kani place names on the way to Kings Run Handover

  palawa kani  place names on the way to Kings Run Handover 2017 pataway (pah tah why) Burnie, city at Blackman Point   pinmatik/Rocky Cape (peen mah teek)     munatrik (mu nah treek) Stanley; The Nut (Circular Head) titima/Trefoil Island (tee tee mah)   pilri (peel ree) Cape Grim pilitika (pee lee tee kah) Robbins Island luwuka (lu wu kah) 'Suicide Bay' ranamitim (rah nah mee teem) The Doughboys taypalaka/Green Point (tie pah lah kah) nungu/West Point (nu ngu) muntarikawtim (mun tah ree cow teem) Bluff Hill Point namuruwatim (nah mu ru wah teem) small river before Arthur River maytim (my teem) Arthur River laraturunawn/Sundown Point (lah rah tu ru nown) muntrikawripa (mun tree cow ree pah) Sandy Cape takayna/The Tarkine (tah kye nah)   Read more
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