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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Michael
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciencesen
dc.description.abstractBriefly we consider some of the political issues that arise in relation to Australian Aboriginal place names. First, we look at Aboriginal place names in Land Claim and Native Title cases through which there has been a tremendous expansion in Indigenous place names documentation. However that documentation may contain significant inaccuracies and in any case is too often inaccessible. Second, we briefly examine the process of dual naming with a focus on the state of New South Wales. Among the issues that arise in this arena are: the potential for disputes within and among Aboriginal groups; the choice of spelling for the place name; a public misunderstanding of the nature of Aboriginal placenames.en
dc.publisherYork Universityen
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dc.subjectPolitical Issues in Australian Aboriginal Toponymiesen
dc.subjectAustralian Aboriginal Toponymiesen
dc.titlePolitical Issues in Australian Aboriginal Toponymiesen
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