You can give your opinion on the name of the place in the local government area of ​​Parkes

The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal by Parkes Shire Council to name a camping and picnic area in the suburb of Bogan Gate as Baayay Girrawiiny.

Geographic Names Board Chair Narelle Underwood said the proposed name was intended to recognize the location as a place of meeting and exchange for groups within the Wiradjuri Nation.

“Through place naming, communities have the opportunity to uncover past stories, preserve traditions, reawaken language and provide a sense of place and identity,” Ms Underwood said.

“We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to have their say on the proposed name.”

The word Baayay means a meeting place of two parties while the word Girrawiiny means a quiet place with many pretty flowers.

The site is located on Hutton Street, Bogan Gate and is to be used as an overnight rest area with a table and barbecue.

Parkes Shire Council worked with the Bogan Gate Community Advisory Committee who consulted local Wiradjuri elders before coming up with the name.

The proposed name is in the Wiradjuri language.

Details of the proposal, including a map, can be viewed and submissions made on the Geographic Names Board website:

Alternatively, written submissions can be mailed to the Secretary, Geographic Names Board, 346 Panorama Ave, Bathurst, NSW 2795.

The deadline for submitting applications is October 1.

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