Aboriginal and Dual Names

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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Visiting places our Ancestors had names for 2019

  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 click the link above   palawa kani  place names on the way to Kings Run Handover ceremony 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 ... Read more

Tasmanian Aboriginal place names proposed by language group

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4897225/aboriginal-speak-returns/ Read more

pilri/Cape Grim, Our Story is in our Country and its Names, palawa kani booklet 2019

pilri/Cape Grim, Our Story is in our Country and its Names, palawa kani booklet 2019 CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO OPEN THE BOOKLET: 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 ... Read more

City of Launceston supports Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre name submission for Punchbowl Reserve waterfall

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4647885/punchbowl-reserve-waterfall-name-proposed/?cs=5312 Read more

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).

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 . Read more

palawa kani names for two waterfalls

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. turikina    truwala said as (tu ree kee nah)    (tru wah lah). which means:   Mountain     Waterfall (literally –  ‘waterfall mountain’ as the palawa kani word order is the reverse of English).           press play to hear pronunciation:     The second is in Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston. luyni mungalina said as (loy nee ) (mu ngah lee nah). which means:   Raining Rock [Waterfall] because the falls only ... Read more

waranta tangara takariliya ngini, krakapaka pilri-ta. We mourn our ancestral dead murdered at Cape Grim.

 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 ... Read more

Official Aboriginal and Dual Names of places

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). ... Read more
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