I would like to see more Aboriginal names being used …

Comment on What’s in a name? by Leigh Childs.

I would like to see more Aboriginal names being used in Alice. The trouble is that the pronunciations are so hard. After nearly thirty years here, I still can’t get my tongue around the proper name for Anzac Hill. And I want to. Why didn’t the street signs of Stirling Heights have phonetic versions under the real names? Why not have signage of Alice Springs with Mbantua under it? Alternative names on signs have been done before and elsewhere.

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