The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal by Warrumbungle Shire Council to name a sandstone gap in the locality of Coonabarabran as Grantham Gap.
Chair of the Geographical Names Board Narelle Underwood said feedback was being sought on the proposal to name Grantham Gap after the property’s owners who lived there between the 1870s to the 1890s.
“It is important that place names reflect the character and history of the local area and community,” Mrs Underwood said.
“We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to provide their feedback on the proposed name.”
The gap was named after the property owners of ‘Kildair,’ Thomas and Martha Grantham, between the 1870s and 1890s.
The name has been in long term usage including being notated on maps from the early 1900s. GNB is seeking feedback to gauge community sentiment for the proposed name Grantham Gap.
Suggestions for alternative names are not being sought at this time.
Details of the proposal can be viewed, and submissions lodged on the Geographical Names Board’s website: www.GNB.nsw.gov.au
Alternatively, written submissions may be mailed to the Secretary, Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Ave, Bathurst, NSW 2795. The closing date for submissions is 14 January 2023.