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Topic: NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner
No more “Nigger Creek,” “Black Gin Road” and “Lubra Springs” in the NT? A good start but …

No more “Nigger Creek,” “Black Gin Road” and “Lubra Springs” in the NT? A good start but …

Toponymy - the study of place names* - is for many of us an arcane corner of linguistic and anthropological study. Notwithstanding the complexities of the issues it throws up, it is a key to understanding our connections to land and place.

Locum nullius: what’s in a name?

Locum nullius: what’s in a name?

This is a guest post by Chips Mackinolty, an artist and journalist based in Palermo and Darwin.  On 9 August 1974, eight years almost to the day after the famous Wave Hill Walk Off, a group of largely Mangarrayi speaking families walked off Elsey Station. Yes, the place of the colonialist pastoral fantasy of We […]