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The Tasmanian Government's Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy allow geographical features and places to be given both an introduced and Aboriginal language name.
It is important to acknowledge the history and continued existence of the Tasmanian Aboriginal (pakana) community and Aboriginal connections to the Tasmanian (lutruwita) landscape, as well as European connections. The Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy was developed in partnership with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.
pakana history in lutruwita is as rich as in any other state and it is important that this is recognised and preserved.
The Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy provides a clear and consistent approach for the acknowledgement and use of pakana kani language to dual-name areas of pakana history.
Key features of the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy:
The Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy will not attach Aboriginal names to existing features such as roads, highways, bridges, and communication towers.
The Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy will apply to naming Tasmanian features and places in accordance with the Survey Coordination Act 1944.
Responsibility of attaching names to places remains with the Nomenclature Board, based within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE).
To date, 13 places are assigned under the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy 2012. This is an important step in the ongoing recognition and preservation of lutruwita's/Tasmania's Aboriginal heritage and culture. The dual named places are: