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Australian Geographic - - Your Say -

It is laud­able to en­cour­age the ap­pli­ca­tion of Indigenous names for our fauna (Part­ing Shot, AG 137).This should also be done with more Aus­tralian flora. Many local gov­ern­ment ar­eas have their own lists of lo­cally indigenous flora as well as fauna, and record­ing Indigenous names would be an­other way of pre­serv­ing el­e­ments of the many Indigenous lan­guages in dan­ger of ex­tinc­tion.This would com­ple­ment any na­tion­ally adopted nomen­cla­ture and would be a valu­able ed­u­ca­tional ser­vice for all Aus­tralians. RAY RICHARD­SON EAST AL­BURY, NSW

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