Council is proposing to incorporate an indigenous name to the geographic feature currently known as Mount Battery. The proposal would create a dual name to recognise the landmark as Mount Battery / Beolite.
In response to a community request, Council is proposing to incorporate an indigenous name to Mount Battery.
Mount Battery is a geographical feature located in Mansfield, Victoria (see map below). The proposed name for this geographical feature is a dual name:
Why Beolite? There is early mapping evidence that the mountain is known to the Taungurung people as Beolite which is the name of a local Chief in Daung wurrung language.
20 March 2020:
At the Ordinary Council Meeting held 17 March 2020, Council passed the following resolution:
We will now enact the decision of Council, and issue public notice once the name change has been gazetted by the Registrar at the Office of Geographic Names.
1 November 2019: Proposal open for feedback 30 November 2019: Feedback closed 18 February 2020: Council decision at Ordinary Council Meeting 18 February 2020: If a name changed is resolved by Council, the proposal will be lodged with the Office of Geographic Names (OGN) and objectors notified by Council.
17 March 2020: Council resolved to incorporate a dual name: Mt Battery / Beolite
late March 2020: New name gazetted by the Registrar (OGN).
** dates are a guide and may change
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