Support for Indigenous names in our shire


Lorraine Le Plastrier, Castlemaine

I read Pat Healy’s letter last week (Mail, October 23) commenting on reinstating original Dja Dja Wurrung names of landmarks, creeks and mountains of our area. I have seen examples of this in other shires in their signage and I would love to see this happen in our “Mount Alexander/ Leanganook Shire”. 
I think it is significant for the living culture of descendants of this lands first people and of great value to us all learning the significance of these names.
I would love it, if the shire employed Dja Dja Wurrung person/s to work on this project. If you agree with these thoughts… join with me in writing to the shire and councillors suggesting that this happen

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