Newcastle City Council trials dual name signs using indigenous words for landmarks
The following appeared in The Newcastle Herald 28 May 2018
INDIGENOUS names for some of Newcastle’s most recognised icons will take priode of place in new signage as part of a trial in the city.
Smart City technology will bring the language of the Worimi and Awabakal peoples to the forefront, with signs listing the traditional names for landmarks including the harbour, Nobbys headland and Shepherds Hill.
The signs, which also feature the traditional stories of each place, will also use a sensor to recognise when people walk past, triggering the sign to play a recording pronouncing the traditional name.
Artist Saretta Fielding, who created artwork for the interactive dual naming signage depicting the Hunter River, joins Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes to unveil the first of the eight signs on the Joy Cummings Promenade on Monday.