Articles and Resources

Australian communities come online for Internet world first

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Wyndham is leading the charge in Australia's very own world first internet initiative, which will see every geographic locality across Australia, large and small, rural and suburban, given the chance to develop their very own home on the net.
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What’s in a place name? - by Greg Welsh

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Flavia Hodges and Greg Welsh

This originally appeared in Macquarie University News, Nov/Dec 2001

The residents of Crows Nest in Queensland are currently divided over how their town got its name. Although it would appear to have come from the Aboriginal name for the site - ‘Tookoogandannah’ which translates as ‘home of crows’

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Resources

What’s In a Name? video

Principles for the Consistent Use of Place Names - October 2016
includes principles for the use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Place Names and Dual Naming Depiction.   (.pdf file, 352KB)

National Gazetteer of Australian Geographical Place Names, version 3  .pdf file

Guidelines for the Recording and Use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Place Names (April 2001)   .pdf file

Glossary of Generic Terms (1996)   .pdf file

State and other gazetteers (name searches) – Link to all Australian state's (including the Australian Antarctic Division) and New Zealand's place name gazetteers and other related sites.

Geoscience Australia – The nation's leading geoscience research and information agency, responsible for producing and providing spatial information to the Australian community.