Nov 12, 2020

Australia Post to support use of Aboriginal place names on mail

AUSTRALIA POST. Australia Post says it will support the optional use of Aboriginal place names on mail addresses, following a large grassroots campaign. While some areas are known by their original names, many Australians often have little knowledge of place names that pre-date European settlement. In its new guidelines, Australia Post says mail senders can include original names to "Acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land your item is being delivered on". Ms McPhail said she would continue to lobby Australia Post to create a national database of traditional place names, through consulting with Aboriginal elders. "In order to achieve true social change and decolonisation of the address system within Australia, we need Australia Post to undertake this project," she said.

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