Uncle Jimmys Creek

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Proposal to name a creek, Uncle Jimmys Creek, to recognise the First Nations history in the area.

Consultation is closed.

Queensland is home to the nation’s second largest population of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people, the world’s oldest continuous living culture.

Our state is enriched by the cultures, knowledge and contributions of First Nations people, who have occupied and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years.

The naming of any place with a First Nations history signifies an increased recognition and respect of the culture that has existed for thousands of years and remains today.


The creek with no official name

We propose to name the creek, Uncle Jimmys Creek, to recognise the First Nations history in the area.

Jimmy was a First Nations man who lived and worked in the Glastonbury region, sometime in the late 1800's. He is described as a crack horseman and groom who worked for several pioneering families in the area and was frequently known to camp beside the creek proposed to be named after him.

The naming suggestion has been put forward by Gympie Regional Council and is intended to support their commitment to the 2021 National Reconciliation Week theme – “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action”.

Proposal to name a creek, Uncle Jimmys Creek, to recognise the First Nations history in the area.

Consultation is closed.

Queensland is home to the nation’s second largest population of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people, the world’s oldest continuous living culture.

Our state is enriched by the cultures, knowledge and contributions of First Nations people, who have occupied and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years.

The naming of any place with a First Nations history signifies an increased recognition and respect of the culture that has existed for thousands of years and remains today.


The creek with no official name

We propose to name the creek, Uncle Jimmys Creek, to recognise the First Nations history in the area.

Jimmy was a First Nations man who lived and worked in the Glastonbury region, sometime in the late 1800's. He is described as a crack horseman and groom who worked for several pioneering families in the area and was frequently known to camp beside the creek proposed to be named after him.

The naming suggestion has been put forward by Gympie Regional Council and is intended to support their commitment to the 2021 National Reconciliation Week theme – “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action”.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Consistent and accurate place names are the basis of a number of vital activities, including map production, communication services, population censuses and statistics, and emergency services. 

    We are seeking community feedback on the Uncle Jimmys Creek naming proposal. 

    Your comments will help us to decide on the official name moving forward.

    Submissions are closed
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Page last updated: 01 Aug 2022, 11:54 AM