Aboriginal and Dual Names

Letters to the Editor, The Examiner newspaper, June 8 2019

Letters to the Editor, The Examiner newspaper, palawa kani , June 8 2019 Read more

palawa kani, Examiner newspaper, May 2019

Examiner newspaper article, May 2019 Examiner palawa kani 2019 pdf Letters to The Editor, Examiner newspaper, 30 May 2019   Read more

palawa kani Talking Point, Mercury newspaper, June 2019

The Mercury newspaper, palawa kani  Talking Point, Michael Mansell, 15 June 2019 Read more

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 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

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