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Hepburn Shire Council is committed to reconciliation, working positively today and into the future with the Dja Dja Wurrung (Traditional Owners) and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to learn, acknowledge and move forward together. In continuing with this commitment to reconciliation it is proposed that Jim Crow Creek is renamed. The reason behind the proposed name change is twofold:

  • the recognition of Aboriginal heritage and the reinstatement of Dja Dja Wurrung language into the landscape,
  • and the removal of a name that is offensive and derogatory.

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Image of Barramal by Daikota Nelson