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A dual name for Jubilee Park

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Jubilee Park in Woodford will now be jointly named Wurrumbit Birrng Yaar following a unanimous decision by Council on Monday night.

The new place name, pronounced “Woo-room-bit Beer-ng Yar” stems from the Dhauwurdwurrung/Peekwurrung meaning for “long waterhole”.

The joint name was proposed by the Friends of Jubilee Park to recognise officially the site’s Aboriginal heritage.

The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages assisted the Friends of Jubilee Park in researching the Aboriginal name for the area.

The name also has the support of Gunditj Mirring, Kuuyang Maar and Eastern Maar, the three traditional owner groups of the land.

Mayor Kylie Gaston said that Jubilee Park - Wurrumbit Birrng Yaar was an important recognition of our indigenous heritage.

“While the name may be difficult to pronounce for some at first, it is a fitting acknowledgment of our local indigenous language,” she said.

“It will also help clear up a bit of confusion that sometimes occurs with another Jubilee Park located in Allansford.”

The request will now be submitted to Geographic Place Names Victoria for registration.

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