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    Where did the story of Jimmy come from?

    The story of Jimmy has been passed down for generations through the Betts’ family, the first European settlers of the Glastonbury region, before finding its way back to several local First Nations residents who have shown support for honouring Jimmy by naming the creek after him. Jimmy is also reported to work at the Glastonbury Inn, which was held under licence by Thomas Betts at the time.

    Why has 'Uncle' been included in the proposed name?

    The inclusion of Uncle in the name has been put forward by Gympie Regional Council to indicate that Jimmy was a First Nations man based on contemporary use of the term when referring to respected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders within the community. This has been supported by several First Nations peoples during initial consultation. 

    The inclusion of Uncle will also help distinguish the creek from similar named creeks in Queensland and is supported by Emergency Services for navigation purposes.

    What engagement with Traditional Owners has taken place?

    Council’s naming suggestion is supported by several local First Nations residents. The Department of Resources has also commenced initial consultation with the Kabi Kabi First Nation Traditional Owners Native Title Claim Group and is ongoing.

    Where is the creek?

    The creek is located just southeast of the Township of Glastonbury in Gympie Regional Council local government area. It originates in Glastonbury State Forest and continues approximately 4.2km in a northeast direction before connecting with Glastonbury Creek.

    Why is there no apostrophe in 'Jimmys'?

    The use of possessive apostrophes in all new or amended place names is discouraged under both National and State place names policy. This is to promote consistency and to enable Emergency Services to find places quickly and efficiently by reducing the potential for confusion of similar place names.

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