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Celebrate the renaming of Kara Kara National Park

Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Local residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the renaming of Kara Kara National Park.

Formerly known as St Arnaud Range National Park, the park was recently renamed following consultation with the community some time ago as part of the management planning process for the park.

The name ‘Kara Kara’ was chosen because it is the name of the former shire and also the former state park, which was included in the national park in 2002. Also it is understood to mean ‘gold’ in the Dja Dja Wurrung language, reflecting the gold mining history of the area.

“We’re pleased to be unveiling the new name as it is one we think will resonate with the local community and people who care about this park,” said Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Western Goldfields Martin Woodward.

There was support for the name change from the Northern Grampians Shire, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Barengi Gadjin Land Council, Stuart Mill Progress Association and various recreational groups and local residents.

“We now invite the community and park visitors to come and celebrate this name change with us,” said Martin.

“We’re planning a simple event to celebrate together with a BBQ lunch and short walk to inspect the recently completed repair and upgrade works to the Upper Teddington Reservoir within the park.”

New signage will be progressively installed at all entry points and throughout the national park in coming months to ensure the naming of the park is consistent.

One of the new signs will also be unveiled as part of this event.

What: BBQ celebration and a short walk to inspect the works on the Upper Teddington Reservoir

Where: Teddington Camping Area, Teddington Road, Kara Kara National Park

When: 11am on Thursday 17 October 2013

RSVP: By 15 October for catering purposes to Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

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