the Jaithmathangs

The Jaithmathangs were long known as the Niggerheads. They were renamed in 2009, after consultation with the Indigenous community.

This sparked considerable controversy, there is an article from The Australian here.

‘Renaming after 30 years’, another account, explaining why the name was used can be found here. According to this report, “After 30 years of consultation, debate and controversy, the ‘Niggerhead’ name was replaced with the name of one of the traditional languages of the area, Jaithmathang (pronounced: Yate-me-tung)”.

The Jaithmathangs, mid winter
Feathertop and the Jaithmathangs

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