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Controversy over naming of Ballarat suburb after Wathaurong man
Posted on December 10, 2014
Warren Barnsley

Victoria – The Council of Ballarat will tonight vote whether or not to name a new suburb in the city after prominent Wathaurong figure Mullawallah.

The Council has received significant community opposition to the name, reportedly because it's too difficult to pronounce and spell and could cause confusion for emergency services.

Long-time Ballarat-based Gunditjmara elder Ted Lovett says Mullawallah was a highly-respected man in his time and deserves to have a suburb named after him.

Mr Lovett says he sees no credible reasons not to name the suburb Mullawallah.


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