The Geographical Names Board is calling for public comment on a proposal to name three geographical features within and on the shore of Lake Wallace, Wallerawang.
Chair of the Geographical Names Board, Narelle Underwood, said feedback was being sought on the proposal to name two bays and a point as Bobbys Bay, Myles Bay and Wywandy Point.
Archibald James Walker erected a headstone in memory of Bobby Cullen, an Aboriginal man who died in 1856. He was buried in the old Barton Cemetery located on the shore of Lake Wallace.
King Myles was an Aboriginal leader of the Wywandy people of the Wallerawang district.
Wywandy Point is proposed to be named after the Wywandy people. Their country included the northern catchment of Upper Coxs River including Pipers Flat, Portland and Wallerawang.
Mrs Underwood said the board was encouraging the community to comment before it considered the proposals.
“It is important that place names reflect the character and history of the local area and community,” she said
“We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to provide their feedback on the proposed names.”
Details of the proposal can be viewed and submissions lodged on the Geographical Names Board’s website atwww.gnb.nsw.gov.au.
Alternatively, written submissions may be lodged with the Secretary, Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Ave, Bathurst, NSW, 2795.
The closing date for submissions is Monday, November 26.