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Preserving culture through Aboriginal place naming
- Excerpt from Land Use Victoria - Place naming
"Victoria has a rich Aboriginal history, with over 38 Aboriginal languages representing the diversity of cultural heritage and connection to Country.
The uniqueness of language is based on location. Each language is deeply rooted to the land and offers an ideal opportunity to connect a name to a place.
Victoria is unique in Australia in that it has distributed the responsibility for the naming process so it can be managed locally. The state’s primary naming authorities are the 79 municipal councils, but some government departments, government authorities and private organisations also hold this role."
Local councils in Greater Melbourne with First Nations language origin
Local Wurundjeri History
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country
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