Three Manjimup laneways up for naming, with local families and Indigenous options on table

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Three unnamed laneways in Manjimup will soon receive names of historical and cultural significance.
Camera IconThree unnamed laneways in Manjimup will soon receive names of historical and cultural significance. Credit: Josh Sunderland/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The last names of three local families and two Indigenous names for local wildlife are up for selection to name three laneways in Manjimup in a nod to the community’s history and cultural significance.

Currently there are three laneways that are under the care and control of the Shire of Manjimup and are unnamed, including between Ipsen Street and Duffield Street, between Lock Street and Duffield Street, and between Arnott Street and Somerville Street.

The community has the opportunity to choose between five names which were provided to the Shire through submissions from August 31 to October 7 and presented to Landgate for validation, including Luzny Lane, Koolbardi Lane, Dwanart Lane, Glennie Lane and Aiken Lane.

Koolbardi and Dwanart are local Bibbulmun (Pibleman) names of birds — Magpie and Australian ringneck parrot — submitted to recognise the traditional language as a means of respect to the traditional custodians of the land.

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Luzny, Glennie and Aiken are the last names of three Manjimup families who have made significant contributions to the community.

The Luzny family immigrated from Ukraine to Manjimup in 1952, joining more than 20 other Ukrainian families who helped grow and foster the Manjimup community into what it is today.

Glennie was submitted to commemorate Joseph Glennie who designed Annie McKay rose garden and his son James who was a previous secretary of Manjimup Roads Board.

Aiken was submitted to recognise Oliver Aiken and his contribitions and committment to the community since moving to Manjimup in 1973.

Mr Aiken volunteered a significant amount of time to the community and five generations of his family remain in Manjimup.

Public consultation to select the three names will be opened in the coming weeks.

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