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AustraliaFremantle considering city name change to word mayor can't pronounce

14:20  21 may  2019
14:20  21 may  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the WRAP would better support the City ’s engagement with Aboriginal Dr. Brad Pettitt ( Mayor City of Fremantle ). Senator Jordon Steele-John (Senator for For the first time climate change has topped the list of possible threats to Australia’s vital interests since

Fremantle councillors are considering adopting the port city’s Aboriginal title, Walyalup, as a second name but even the Mayor admits he struggles to pronounce it.

Brad Pettitt said the name proposal is part of a draft reconciliation plan aimed at making the community more inclusive for Indigenous Australians.

“I think acknowledging that it had a name before [Fremantle] is not a bad thing,“ he said.

Fremantle considering city name change to word mayor can't pronounce © 9news The mayor struggled with the Aboriginal title on 9 Live Perth.

The mayor admits it might take some practice, after being grilled on the pronunciation by 9News presenter Tracy Vo.

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mayor @ fremantle .wa.gov.au. Dr Pettitt was elected as mayor in 2009 and re-elected in 2017. His expertise include climate change , international aid policy and sustainability planning. He was previously the Dean of the School of Sustainability at Murdoch University and was appointed to the Heritage

The City of Fremantle is a local government area in the south of Perth, Western Australia. The City covers an area of 19.0 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi), and lies about 19 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of the Perth central business district.

“How exactly do you pronounce it?” she asked.

Mr Pettitt responded with ‘Wally-up’, but it’s actually ‘Wal-yal-up’.

“There’s a subtle difference there, I reckon you might be right,” he admitted.

It's been compared to Ayers Rock becoming Uluru and Rottnest Island being acknowledged as Wadjemup.

But State MPs aren't on board including WA Premier Mark McGowan.

“Acknowledging our history is good and making sure there's a historical acknowledgement of what things may once have been called, but Fremantle will always be called Fremantle.” he said.

Fremantle considering city name change to word mayor can't pronounce © AAP Fremantle Port

Shadow Minister for Local Government Tony Krsticevic accused the council of having nothing better to do.

“They're just trying to make things up when in reality they should be focusing on the local community."

The draft reconciliation plan also looks at increasing Aboriginal employment in the City of Fremantle and potentially teaching more Aboriginal perspectives at schools.

The document is out for public consultation until next Monday.

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