Support for Indigenous names in our shire

Lorraine Le Plastrier, Castlemaine

I read Pat Healy’s letter last week (Mail, October 23) commenting on reinstating original Dja Dja Wurrung names of landmarks, creeks and mountains of our area. I have seen examples of this in other shires in their signage and I would love to see this happen in our “Mount Alexander/ Leanganook Shire”. 
I think it is significant for the living culture of descendants of this lands first people and of great value to us all learning the significance of these names.
I would love it, if the shire employed Dja Dja Wurrung person/s to work on this project. If you agree with these thoughts… join with me in writing to the shire and councillors suggesting that this happen

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.