What’s in a name

WHAT is "Coffs" real name?

I am writing in response to Susan Kerridge's letter about changing the name "Coffs Harbour" to "Korff's Harbour".

Why don't we reclaim the true, original name of our city?

In fact for thousands of years the Gumbaynggirr people called it Galambila until one day in 1847 Captain Korff took shelter in the harbour from a storm and deigned to rename it Korff's Harbour.

He didn't even set foot on the shore.

So why don't we set history straight, be authentic and truly respectful.

Ayers Rock became Uluru.

It's time for Coffs to become Galambila once again.

JENNIFER CLARKE
Toormina



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