The Secretary of the NSW Geographical Names Board, Kevin Richards advised the City of Newcastle Guraki Committee that their application to name eight features at Newcastle has been approved.
Mr Richards stated that the application was well received. Mr Richards will now write to Council regarding their decision in the short term. The GNB will place a public notice in the Newcastle Herald and Government Gazette in February 2014 seeking comments from the general public for a period of one month.
This follows the unanimous decision taken by Council on the 23 September 2013 to endorse the proposal that eight features of Newcastle would be given twin names to recognise the Aboriginal history. The landmarks include:
Nobbys Head Whibayganba
Flagstaff Hill Tahlbihn Point
Pirate Point (Stockton) Burrabihngarn
Port Hunter (Newcastle Harbour, The Basin, Throsby Basin, North Harbour, Port Waratah and Fullerton Cove) Yohaaba
Hunter River Coquun
Shepherds Hill Khanterin
Ironbark Creek Toohrnbing
Hexham Swamp Burraghihnbihng
The proposal is available on the Council’s website here: http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/230570/Attachments_Distributed_under_Separate_Cover_24_September_2013_Combined.pdf
or as a separate report here:
Endorsement of Dual Naming of Major Geographical Features in the Newcastle LGA (639KB PDF File) by Lillian Eastwood (Guraki Committee)