Engagement Framework for Place Naming in the Northern Territory

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A new Engagement Framework for Place Naming in the Northern Territory has been developed.

The framework helps people and organisations who are wanting to propose official place names to understand what engagement is required before a place is named, who should be involved and how this can be done.

Place naming provides a unique opportunity to record the history and stories of the Northern Territory and to commemorate people who have contributed to its development, and supported its communities.

Place names are also a pivotal part of Aboriginal culture and history. The identification of geographic features using their original Aboriginal names is:

  • a way of showing respect for Aboriginal culture, tradition and songlines
  • an important part of the reconciliation process.

To find out more about the new framework, how to request a place name or search the place names register, go to the Place Names website.

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