Australia Post’s National Indigenous Manager and Noongar man Chris Heelan said the new initiative is a result of customer feedback and consultation with First Nations Gomeroi woman Rachael McPhail.
“We not only listened to Rachael, but to the overwhelming feedback from thousands of Australians who supported this fantastic concept to recognise traditional Country on their mail,” Mr Heelan said.
“Including the Traditional Place name as part of the mailing address is a simple but meaningful way to promote and celebrate our Indigenous communities, which is something Australia Post has a long and proud history of doing.”
Australia Post has also wrapped a number of post boxes in Indigenous artwork created by Darwin’s Marcus Lee of the Karajarri People in celebration of First Nations culture.
A “delighted” Ms McPhail said the new imitative was a perfect opportunity for Australians to expand their knowledge of Indigenous history.
“This is about paying respect to First Nations people, and their continuing connection to Country. If everyone adopts this small change, it will make a big difference,” she said.
The new satchels also include an Acknowledgment of Country.
Traditional Place names can also be used on letters, provided they appear above the street address and postcode.
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