Aboriginal Community Placenames.
These place-names have been decided by community AGMs.
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palawa kani posters
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waranta tapilti tayaritja-tu - we go to the islands
mulaka yula!- hunting muttonbirds
yula pinika wurangkili-ti - muttonbirds fly in the sky
yula ringina-ti - mutton bird in the burrow.
pliri ningina yula mapali - the boy got lots of muttonbirds.
ningina kuwara off - get the feathers off
luwana rukiri lurana paya- the girls cuts two legs.
rukiri open yula - cut open the muttonbird.
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putiya pumili patrula! -Don't make fire!
patrula mapali pungkatina-ti -Many fires in the bush.
patrula milangkani- The fire grows.
putrula withikitha- The flames are high.
nara tiyuratina. - It's windy.
rralanalungata taypani - A storm is coming.
kawinrika nawama? - Hear the thunder?
nipakawa withikitha - The waves are high.
layna rrala-warr! - Strong current!!
Four Wheel-Drive Tracks remain closed
See: APPEAL DETAILS
March 1st 2016.
Federal Court decision prevents 4WD access to three tracks south of Sandy Cape, in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, and in the coastal strip declared as National Heritage, under the name 'Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape (WTACL).
Full Judgement Here (Word doc in top left of webpage):
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Incorporated v Secretary, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (No 2)  FCA 168
and Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Summary:
Protecting indigenous heritage ...
Rally urges ‘respectful’ new date
By ADAM LANGENBERG, Examiner Jan. 26, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
HOBART’S Invasion Day rally continues to increase in attendance, according to its organisers.
More than 300 people marched through central Hobart to Parliament lawns to call for the date of Australia Day to be changed.
Tasmanian Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell said the rally was getting bigger every year.
He said the only significance of January 26 was the arrival of white Australians, which meant Australia Day was a ‘‘race-based national day’’.
Let’s change our national holiday
January 25, 2016 12:00am
MICHAEL MANSELL Mercury
IT is time to reflect on why January 26 is better as Australia Day than any of the other 364 days of the year.
The only significance of January 26 is to mark the coming to Australia of the white race in 1788.
That makes the celebration a race-based day.
The British were armed to the teeth, and from the moment they stepped foot in Australia, the slaughter and dispossession of Aborigines began.
It is one ...