Visiting places our Ancestors had names for
Preminghana Aboriginal community camp
8-11 March 2019
March 2019 NW places site visits + wh + preminghana camp HANDOUT
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palawa kani place names on the way to Kings Run Handover ceremony 2017
(pah tah why)
Burnie, city at Blackman Point
(peen mah teek)
(mu nah treek)
Stanley; The Nut (Circular Head)
(tee tee mah)
(pee lee tee kah)
(lu wu kah)
(rah nah mee teem)
(tie pah lah kah)
(mun tah ree cow teem)
Bluff Hill ...
pilri/Cape Grim, Our Story is in our Country and its Names, palawa kani booklet 2019
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NINE PLACES at CAPE GRIM
In honour of our ancestors and in memory of their loss of life and lands, we proposed to the Tasmanian Place Names Board in 2017 that offensive and racist names in this region be replaced with the original Aboriginal names, and that other places are assigned dual names.
In the case of three places which do not have European ...
Launceston City Council today voted unanimously to pass their motion to support TAC’s submission to the Nomenclature Board to name the rock fissure within Punchbowl Reserve luyni mungalina (Raining Rock).
We thank the councillors for their invitation to address the Council meeting, for their decision, and for the statements they made in the spirit of reconciliation of continuing support for our shared present and future.
You can hear the Council meeting at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvM7wt9cr8Y .
palawa kani names for two waterfalls
Two waterfalls in Tasmania which don’t have official names can be given palawa kani names.
One is on the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Hobart.
(tu ree kee nah) (tru wah lah).
(literally – ‘waterfall mountain’ as the palawa kani word order is the reverse of English).
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The second is in Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston.
(loy nee ) (mu ngah lee nah).
Raining Rock [Waterfall]
because the falls only ...
waranta tangara takariliya ngini, lungkana pilri-ta.
We mourn all our ancestral dead murdered at Cape Grim.
Timeline of atrocities at pilri/Cape Grim from the early 1800s
From the earliest years of the invasion and settlement of north-western Tasmania, dreadful atrocities were committed against Aboriginal people. These led to the massacre at Cape Grim on 10 February 1828.
Six Aboriginal women recounted some of these brutalities to George Augustus Robinson when he visited the camp they lived in with sealers on the NW coast directly ...
Aboriginal and Dual Names of places in lutruwita (Tasmania)
There are 14 official Aboriginal or dual names in lutruwita (Tasmania). These names are in palawa kani, the revived language of Tasmanian Aborigines.
13 of these names were assigned under the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy, which was adopted by the State government in 2012 after many years of lobbying by Aborigines.
The names were proposed in separate submissions, with each list reviewed and put out for public comment by the Nomenclature Board (now renamed Placenames Tasmania). ...