Australia’s postal service is to formally accept addresses of ancient Aboriginal place names, meaning that a letter sent to the Eora Nation should make its way to central Sydney.
The move by Australia Post follows pressure from indigenous groups to allow for the use of distinct place or nation names used before colonial settlers arrived.
The indigenous names were reproduced on a map published online this week identifying Sydney’s central business district, for example, as part of the Eora Nation, traditionally home to almost 30 Aboriginal clans. The map places Brisbane in Yuggera and Melbourne in Woiworung. Nearly all regions and towns have an Aboriginal place name, although many are not commonly known by non-Aboriginals.
“Acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land, their ancestors, elders
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