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A sign on Charlotte St., in Sackville, N.B. Women rarely come from places named after women, and the exceptions usually commemorate them differently than men. (Peter Barr)

Women are vastly underrepresented in Canada’s place names

Far more streets, buildings and public spaces in Canada are named after men than women, despite women making up a majority of the population.
Tacky Waroo, renamed Indian Head by Captain James Cook when he sighted a large group of Butchulla warriors standing on the headland as his ship sailed up the coast in 1770. Sharon Ward

Celebrating K’gari: why the renaming of Fraser Island is about so much more than a name

Fraser Island was renamed to the original Butchulla name, K'gari. Returning to original place names is a significant step in First Nations people maintaining cultural identity in Australia.

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