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Cape Byron will now also have the name Walgun, and Julian Rocks will also have the name Nguthungulli.
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Two iconic locations in NSW’s Byron Bay have been given dual names, to include First Nations languages.

Cape Byron will now also have the name Walgun, and Julian Rocks will also be called Nguthungulli.

Walgun holds importance to the Arakwal and other Bundjalung people, as the area is used for gatherings and ceremonies.

Nguthugulli is another significant site, with the traditional name used by the Arakwal people which means “the Father of the World”.

The NSW Government said the changes to the names were a “nod to the cultural significance of these sites”.

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