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Renaming our rivers?

One of two projects currently underway could result in the scrapping of names of early explorers or British officials given to waterways such as the Thomson or Macalister rivers in favour of Indigenous names to make them more reflective of Australias history and more culturally acceptable.

Renaming our rivers?

Gippsland communities are invited to have a say on two state government place naming projects to encourage the use of Aboriginal words and female names as a way of “decolonising the landscape” and erasing the patriarchal stain of early settlement.


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