Fraser Island has officially been renamed to its Traditional name given to the island fgrom the Butchulla people, K'gari pronounced 'gurri'. The Queensland government announced that the World Heritage Area within Great Sandy National Park which is centred on Fraser Island,

along with the surrounding waters and parts of the nearby mainland, has been renamed K’gari - the original Butchulla people’s name for the island.


Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation Chairperson Jade Gould said her people welcome the name change of the world heritage area to K’gari.

“The Butchulla people have been campaigning for years to change the name,” Ms Gould said.

“The name Fraser Island is a tribute to Eliza Fraser—a woman whose narrative directly lead to the massacre and dispossession of the Butchulla people.

“A word meaning paradise in Butchulla language is a much more fitting name for such an iconic place.”


You can read more about the name change on the link below.