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Recent place name decisions

Job number 18-092: Narragon Beach

Proposal: Change the name of Warragon Beach to Narragon Beach
Local government: Cassowary Coast Regional
Additional information: Current departmental records indicate that the name for the beach is Warragon Beach. However, Narragon Beach has been in common usage on all published local, state and commonwealth documentation and mapping since 1912. The earliest known reference to the name “Narragon” was in 1905 when the first permanent settler in the area, purportedly named his property after the local Aboriginal name for the area. Despite extensive research, the department did not locate any references to the name Warragon associated with this area.
Decided: 23 November 2018.
Attachments: Decision plan QPN1396 (PDF, 515KB)

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)