Tasmania’s Aboriginal heritage recognized with more dual place names announced

3874375170_ca63decda3_mIn an effort to pay homage to Tasmania’s rich Aboriginal heritage, the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania has progressively introduced a dual English/Indigenous naming system for landmarks of great cultural significance. As Will Hodgeman, New Zealand’s Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, explained in an interview with ABC news, “The names are applied in the reconstructed palawa kani language following extensive research by the Aboriginal community language revival program.” Three examples of dual toponyms are

  • Mount William/wukalina
  • Great Lake/yingina
  • Sundown Point/laraturunawn.