History matters

Council to investigate best way to tell story about past local events

“HIGH level consultation” with local indigenous people suggests that renaming Wangaratta’s Faithfull Street on the basis of history might not be the best way to reflect the loss of Indigenous lives at the hands of European early settlers.Commentary last week spurred public debate following a letter to the Wangaratta Chronicle by co-author of a book describing conflicts involving local pioneer George Faithfull during early days of European settlement in Wangaratta.City mayor Dean Rees has now activated council officers to further investigate whether the renaming of Faithfull Street is the right way to proceed, a move that will further consult Aboriginal networks and interested stakeholders.

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