UC doing a Ngunnawal rebrand

johnboy 1 August 2013 3

While debate rages over whether Canberra is Ngunnawal or Ngambri country UC is charging right ahead and renaming their residences to a Ngunnawal theme:

The University of Canberra Village, a dedicated student accommodation facility located in the University of Canberra campus, will formally rename its buildings in the Ngunnawal words for a variety of native birds and animals at a renaming ceremony on Monday 5 August 2013.

The new names were selected with the assistance of the University’s Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Education Centre and endorsed by local elders.

“Since Campus Living Villages took over the operations of the residences in 2008, we have invested $45 million into adding more accommodation and upgrading the existing residences,” said Steve Nobbs, Director of Operations for Campus Living Villages.

“Renaming the residences reflects something of a rebirth for the accommodation on campus and I’m particularly pleased we can acknowledge the traditional owners of this land with names that are both unique and beautiful,” he continued.

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VILLAGE: NGUNNAWAL NAMES

Original name Ngunnawal name English translation
New Build (Globo) Guginya Kookaburra
College House Mulleum Eaglehawk
International House Gurubun Koala
New Ressies Wagan Crow
Old Ressies Buru Kangaroo
University Village Dyara Bowerbird

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Thumper Thumper 2:43 pm 01 Aug 13

“Renaming the residences reflects something of a rebirth for the accommodation on campus

Oh FFS. Spare me…

johnboy johnboy 2:30 pm 01 Aug 13

Mr Waffle said :

Given how many international students live on res, that’ll make for some hilarious confusion. I imagine people will just stick with the old names…

I think the international students might well prefer to have “kookaburra” merch rather than “New Build”

Mr Waffle Mr Waffle 2:24 pm 01 Aug 13

Given how many international students live on res, that’ll make for some hilarious confusion. I imagine people will just stick with the old names…

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