11 more Aboriginal and Dual Names to go to Nomenclature Board in June 2017
11 palawa kani Names for places are ready to be sent to the Tasmanian Government’s Nomenclature Board to consider in their June 2017 meeting. These are names for 9 places at Cape Grim; and for 2 waterfalls which do not already have names – one in Launceston and one in Hobart. The previous two batches of names each took about twelve months to be assigned so we can ...
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 ...
This new Land Management Update celebrates the work and life on returned land, with features on Preminghana and Babel Island and some palawa kani to boot.
It is available at:
(It is best printed as a booklet.)
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre addresses redistribution tribunal
GPs benefit from a better understanding of Aboriginal Culture, through partnership between TAC and General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT).
Mercury 10 Jan 2017.
Australian National University
takayna tracks court case
Mercury, 13th October:
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre chief Heather Sculthorpe described the decision as
“a bloody good victory.”
She said the State Government would need to conduct careful studies of the area’s heritage and environmental values before seeking Federal Government approval.
TAC Press Release, 12 October 2016:
Land Returns and Heritage Protection not hollow words Aboriginal Community says.
EDO Press Release, 12 October 2016:
Government commits to referring 4WD tracks proposal following Full Court decision
"The Full Court has confirmed the TAC’s central argument"
- that the works ...