KU RUNG GAI OR KU- RING- GAI?
To the Editor,
It is pleasing to see the Monthly Chronicle ‘ Your local paper by local people’ is now reaching the residents living in the more southern areas. I look forward to its growing success.
My problem is with the incorrect spelling of Ku ring gai on your masthead and every following mention of the title. The correct spelling Ku-ring-gai has three syllables with hyphens in between.
“The name is that of one of the area's Aboriginal tribes, the variously spelled Gurringai. In 1894, the tribal name was adapted for the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. In 1906 it was also taken by the first local government authority for the area, the Ku-ring-gai Shire Council.” (Quote ‘Focus on Ku-ring-gai’.)
Every good wish to the Monthly staff and readers for 2017. Jo Harris Wahroonga