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Dual names have been assigned to seven Tasmanian geographical icons in an important step in the ongoing recognition and preservation of our Aboriginal heritage and culture.

This is the second round of dual names approved by the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania since 2014 under the Government’s Aboriginal and Dual Names Policy, bringing the total to 13.

The names are applied in the reconstructed palawa kani language following extensive research by the Aboriginal community language revival program, and include:

• wukalina - to be dual named with Mount William and depicted as wukalina / Mount William

• yingina - to be dual named with Great Lake and depicted as yingina / Great Lake

• titima - to be dual named with Trefoil Island and depicted as titima / Trefoil Island

• laraturunawn - to be dual named with Sundown Point and depicted as laraturunawn / Sundown Point

• nungu - to be dual named with West Point and depicted as nungu / West Point

• taypalaka - to be dual named with Green Point and depicted as taypalaka / Green Point

• pinmatik - to be dual named with Rocky Cape and depicted as pinmatik / Rocky Cape

These names were proposed by formal submission by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre following consultation with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, landowners and local Governments.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to re-setting our relationship with the Aboriginal community. Over the past year I have met with many Aboriginal organisations as part of the re-set, and I will shortly be reporting to the community about the outcomes of this consultation.

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