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Report on enemy place names
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Creator : South Australia. Parliament
Source : Parliamentary paper (South Australia. Parliment); no. 66 of 1916, p. 1-4
Date of creation : 1916
Format : Magazine
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Report from the Nomenclature Committee regarding changing South Australian place names of 'enemy origin'.

During the First World War, anti-German sentiment led the South Australian Government to decide to change South Australian place names of 'enemy origin'. The Nomenclature Committee was established to consider the re-naming issue and to suggest new names, preferably having origins in Aboriginal languages.

This report from the Committee includes a list of German names to be changed with suggestions for new names.

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :
Harmstorf, Ian, ed. The German experience of Australia 1833-1938, [Bedford Park, SA]: The Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1988

Praite, J. German placenames in Sth. Aust., [Adelaide: J & R Praite], 1989

Reynolds, GT. German placenames in Australia changed during the Great War 1914-1918, Batemans Bay, NSW: Possum Printing, c1991

State Library of South Australia.Germans in South Australia, [Adelaide]: State Library of South Australia, 1995

Van Abbe, Derek. The Germans in South Australia: the story of the German communities in South Australia



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