Renaming of two Queensland mountains

This month two of Queensland mountains have been renamed under their traditional names.

  •  Gai-i (previously Mount Wheeler)
  • Baga (previously Mount Jim Crow)
Fred Morgan at the Galloway claim next to Mt Wheeler, Queensland, 1882. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 17113

Fred Morgan at the Galloway claim next to Mt Wheeler, Queensland, 1882. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 17113

Further reading:

Unbeknown to most Queenslanders some Brisbane suburbs already have Aboriginal names attached to them.

  •  Wynnum [Breadfruit tree]
  • Goodna [Human ordure]
  • Yeerongpilly [Gravelly gully]
  • Woolloongabba [Place of Whip-tail Wallaby]
  • Numinbah [Palm tree]
  • Enoggera [Song and dance]
  • Indooroopilly [Gully of leeches]
  • Pinkenba [Place of tortoises]
  • Nundah [Water-holes]
  • Caboolture [Place of carpet snakes]
  • Bulimba [Place of magpie larks]
  • Gayndah [The Range]

Aboriginal Suburb Names Map on Wikipedia provides a visual representative of suburbs with their names.

For more information view Watson, F., & Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. (1944).  Vocabularies of Four Representative Tribes of South Eastern Queensland : With Grammatical Notes There of and Some Notes on Manners and Customs, Also, a List of Aboriginal Place Names and Their Derivations  (available to view online)

Tania Schafer – Librarian, State Library of Queensland