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Recent place name decisions

Job number 17-087: Baga

Proposal: Change the name of Jim Crow Mountain to Baga.
Local government: Livingstone Shire
Additional information: Jim Crow Mountain is a significant feature in the Livingstone Shire Council area. The feature is sacred to the Darumbal people, who have a strong desire for the name of the mountain to revert back to its traditional name, Baga. The dreaming story about the creation of both Jim Crow Mountain and Mount Wheeler tells of a young man and woman who fell in love, but they were too culturally related to marry and the Elders forbade the relationship. The couple, defying the Elders, ran away to be together, however the Rainbow Serpent came between them, pushing them apart creating 2 mountains. The story is a constant reminder about the importance of always showing respect, obeying elders and the lore.
Decided: 18 May 2018
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1384 (PDF, 524KB)Decision plan QPN1384 (PDF, 525KB)

Job number 17-071: Gai-i

Proposal: Change the name of Mount Wheeler to Gai-i.
Local government: Livingstone Shire
Additional information: Mount Wheeler is a significant feature in the Livingstone Shire council area. The feature is sacred to the Darumbal people, who have a strong desire for the name of the mountain to revert back to its traditional name, Gai-i, pronounced ‘guy-ee’. The dreaming story about the creation of both Jim Crow Mountain and Mount Wheeler tells of a young man and woman who fell in love, but they were too culturally related to marry and the Elders forbade the relationship. The couple, defying the Elders, ran away to be together, however the Rainbow Serpent came between them, pushing them apart creating 2 mountains. The story is a constant reminder about the importance of always showing respect, obeying elders and the lore.
Decided: 18 May 2018
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1383 (PDF, 475KB)Decision plan QPN1383 (PDF, 478KB)

Job number 17-058: Bulara Crossing, Dugurlaba Crossing, Jayambula Crossing, Jubun Guralugul Crossing and Ralngu Ralngu Creek

Proposal: Name 4 fords as Bulara Crossing, Dugurlaba Crossing, Jayambula Crossing and Jubun Guralugual Crossing and name a creek as Ralngu Ralngu Creek.
Local government: Cassowary Coast Regional
Additional information: The 5 water features, which includes 4 fords and a creek, are located near Murrigal, approximately 30km north of Cardwell. Naming the water features formally recognises place names of cultural and historical significance, thereby promoting and preserving Girramay culture. Naming 2 of the fords recognises the traditional names for plants that are found in the area, while the names for the other 2 fords recognise Indigenous connection. Bulara means ‘night fire’ or ‘candle vine’. Dugurlaba means ‘rope tree’ or ‘thin-leaved Coondoo’. Jayambula means ‘where 2 rivers meet’. Jubun Guralugul means ‘arm coming out from the Jubun story place’. Ralngu Ralngu Creek would make official a name which has been in common usage for generations.
Decided: 18 May 2018
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1379 (PDF, 781KB), Decision plan QPN1379 (PDF, 1MB)

Job number 17-053: Toorie Peak

Proposal: Name a hill as Toorie Peak
Local government: Scenic Rim Regional
Additional information: Toorie Peak is volcanic outcrop and is a well-known geographic feature in the Peak Crossing district.
Decided: 29 June 2018
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1390 (PDF, 839KB), Decision plan QPN1390 (PDF, 835KB)

Job number 17-055: Doolong Creek

Proposal: Name a creek as Doolong Creek.
Local government: Gympie Regional
Additional information: Doolong is an Aboriginal name from the Butchulla language meaning ‘white clay’. Naming the feature as Doolong Creek will recognise the traditional owners’ custom and maintain the cultural and historical significance of the place name.
Decided: 18 May 2018
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1382 (PDF, 520KB), Decision plan QPN1382 (PDF, 507KB)

Job number 17-012: Lake Koongarra

Proposal: Name a lake as Lake Koongarra
Local government: Mareeba Shire
Additional information: The lake is located on Mount Mulligan Range about 90 kilometres west of Mareeba. Mount Mulligan Range, also known as Ngarrabullgan, is a sacred place for the area’s traditional owners, the Kuku Djungan People and is recognised at a state and national level for its cultural significance. According to Kuku Djungan tradition the lake is home to a malicious spirit, ‘Eekoo’, and the Djungan People approach the lake and Mount Mulligan with caution.
Decided: 7 September 2018.
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1376 (PDF, 651KB), Decision plan QPN1376 (PDF 625KB)

Job number 16-082: Ballards Hill

Proposal: Name a hill as Ballards Hill
Local government: Brisbane City
Additional information: The Ballards were a pioneering family who owned land on the western slope of the subject hill. The family has a deep history with the area and have played a large role within the community for more than 100 years.
Decided: 7 September 2018.
Attachments: Proposal plan QPN1391 (PDF, 628KB), Decision plan QPN1391 (PDF 624KB)

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7 September 2018
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