Aboriginal and Dual Names

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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Our palawa kani advertisement which some people saw on Southern Cross television last night – to help protect takayna launched yesterday. Many thanks to all involved.

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

Tasmanian Aboriginal place names proposed by language group

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

11 more Aboriginal + Dual Names to go to Nomenclature Board in June 2017

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 ... 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
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