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Indigenous Naming Proposal For Mt Battery (Beolite)


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:

Mount Battery / Beolite


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.



Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

20 March 2020:

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held 17 March 2020, Council passed the following resolution:

  • to incorporate an indigenous name to the feature currently known as Mount Battery with a dual name: Mt Battery / Beolite;
  • to authorise Council officers to lodge the name Mt Battery / Beolite with the Office of Geographic Names to be approved by the Registrar, gazetted and added to VICNAMES; and
  • to authorise Council officers to issue a public notice to announce the new feature name once it has been gazetted.


What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

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

Contact Information

Bess Gillard
Revenue Coordinator
5775 8555
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