Western Plains Council has identified six locations that need to be re-named as part of the town’s plan to replace names that are now considered inappropriate or merely anachronistic.
The places that have been earmarked for re-naming are: Discovery Bay, Mount Victory, Jograffy Point, Kidnap Corner, Murder Reserve and Buchenvald Caravan Park.
In the spirit of reconciliation, the Council wants them replaced with names that reflect the progress that has been made since the area was first occupied by Europeans sometime in the mid-nineteenth century, give or take a hundred years. The proposed new names are Mullett Bay, Mount Ruffly, Texting Point, Truants Corner, Sheep Tackling Reserve and Dogging Park.
A Council spokesperson said it was the same as Tasmania which used to be called Van Diemen’s Land but is now known by most people as a place where people often marry their cousins.
The proposals is open for public comment.