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Australia and NZ placenames websites
Australian Indigenous languages websites
International websites
Education resources
National Library of Australia - gazetteers of Australia and the world
Historical Association websites
Australian placenames - published lists and web searches
International placenames - published lists and web searches
Research Friends downloads 

Australia and NZ placenames websites

We link you here to the naming authorities in Australia and New Zealand. These organisations have strongly supported the development of the ANPS and we are working in partnership with them to cover the cultural as well as the technical aspects of placenames.

ACT:     Land Information Centre, Australian Capital Territory
      http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/tools_resources/place_search

NSW:    Geographical Names Board of New South Wales
      http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/place_naming/placename_search

NT:    Department of Planning & Infrastructure - Placenames in the Northern Territory
      http://www.nt.gov.au/placenames

QLD:    Department of Natural Resources & Mines, Queensland place pames search
     https://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/qld/environment/land/place-names/search

SA:      Property Location Browser
      maps.sa.gov.au/plb/

TAS:    Placenames Tasmania - Placenames search
      https://www.placenames.tas.gov.au
          Land Information Systems Tasmania - ListMap
      http://maps.thelist.tas.gov.au/listmap/app/list/map

VIC:    Land Victoria--VICNAMES
      http://maps.land.vic.gov.au/lassi/VicnamesUI.jsp

WA:    Landgate--Western Australian Place Names and Addressing
      http://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/maps-and-imagery/wa-geographic-names/name-history

NZ:    Land Information New Zealand
      http://www.linz.govt.nz/regulatory/place-names/

AUST:    The Gazetteer of Australia
      http://www.ga.gov.au/place-names/index.xhtml

       Intergovernmental Committee for Surveying and Mapping
      http://www.icsm.gov.au/index.html

       Permanent Committee on Place Names
      http://www.icsm.gov.au/cgna/

       Department of Defence - Australian Hydrographic Service: Maritime Gazetteer of Australia
      http://www.hydro.gov.au/prodserv/publications/mga/mga.htm

       Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
      http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/resources-and-publications/spatial-data-information-services

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Australian Indigenous languages websites

The following websites are a good starting point for anyone interested in Australia's Indigenous languages. These sites often include useful material about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander placenames.

Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/

Aboriginal Languages of Australia
http://www.dnathan.com/VL/index.php

Aboriginal place names around Sydney Harbour
http://australianmuseum.net.au/aboriginal-people-of-coastal-sydney

Languages of the World Ethnologue
http://www.ethnologue.com/

FATSILC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation of Languages
http://www.ourlanguages.net.au/resources.html

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International websites

The links below are to placenames bodies in other English-speaking countries, many of which have been very supportive of the development of the ANPS and have provided the ANPS with advice and encouragement.

Natural Resources Canada: Geographical Names Search
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/place-names/search/9170

Canadian Society for the Study of Names
http://www3.csj.ualberta.ca/sco/index.php/home/

United Kingdom: Permanent Committee on Geographical Names
https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/the-permanent-committee-on-geographical-names

United Kingdom: Gazetteer of British Place Names
http://www.gazetteer.org.uk/features.php

English Place Names Society
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/epns/index.aspx

Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland
http://www.snsbi.org.uk/

Ulster Place-Name Society
http://www.ulsterplacenames.org

Scottish Place-name Society
http://www.spns.org.uk

The American Name Society
http://www.americannamesociety.org

United States Board on Geographic Names
http://geonames.usgs.gov/

The Ghana Place Names project
https://sites.google.com/site/ghanaplacenames/

Korean National Geographic Information Institute
http://www.ngii.go.kr/en/main/main.do?rbsIdx=1

Names Society of Southern Africa
http://namessociety.za.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=48


Several international journals deal with placenames (toponymy) as well as with general issues of names and naming (onomastics):

The journal ONOMA
http://poj.peeters-leuven.be/content.php?url=journal.php&code=ONO

The Canadian journal Onomastica Canadia
http://www.csj.ualberta.ca/sco/index.php/home/onomastica-canadiana/

Finally, the International Council of Onomastic Sciences website is a useful portal for names-related content:

The ICOS Website
http://www.icosweb.net//

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Education resources

The Committee for Geographical Names of Australasia (CGNA) has produced a Teachers Lesson Pack, suitable for use in English, Science, Arts, and SOSE/Humanities classes:

What's in a Name?
http://www.icsm.gov.au/cgna/lesson/teacher.html

A brochure outlining placenaming practice in Australia and CGNA's role is also available online:

The CGNA Brochure
http://www.icsm.gov.au/cgna/CGNA_Brochure.pdf

An on-line course in toponymy, made available by the International Cartographic Association:

The ICA Toponymy Course
http://lazarus.elte.hu/~guszlev/toponymy/

National Library of Australia - gazetteers and maps

The link below is to the map collection of the National Library of Australia. It also links to street directories, atlases, gazetteers, and reference material.

National Library of Australia - Gazetteers
http://www.nla.gov.au/what-we-collect/maps

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Historical Association websites

The Australian Council of Professional Historians Associations Inc
http://www.historians.org.au/

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Australian placenames - published lists and web searches 

Placenames of South-East Queensland (compiled by Ron Potter)
http://www.piulapublications.com/?page_id=3800

Hornsby Shire (NSW) - Street & Place Names
http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/library/resources-and-research/street-and-place-names-wiki4

Hunter Valley (NSW) Placenames
http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/Heritage-History/Search-the-Collection/Hunter-Place-Names-Index

South Australian Placenames - State Library: the Manning Compendium
http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/digitalpubs/placenamesofsouthaustralia/

Placenames of Aboriginal Origin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_place_names_of_Aboriginal_origin

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International placenames - published lists and web searches 

Geonames
http://www.geonames.org

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/tgn/

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Research Friends downloads

For current Research Friends who want to make sure that they have an up-to-date Instruction brief (in MS Word) for data entry:
Instructions.doc

There is an Information Pack available for anyone interested in becoming a Research Friend: ask us for a copy.

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