Committee for Geographical Names in Australasia (CGNA)


Committee for Geographical Names in Australasia (CGNA)

Committee for Geographical Names in Australia (CGNA)

Formed in Perth, Western Australia in 1984 following the International Cartographic Association Conference. The committee was created from that meeting of the various Australian and New Zealand geographical names committees and Authorities attending the conference

The Committee (CGNA) was then integrated within the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) in 1993. It is also associated with the Geospatial and Earth Monitoring Division of Geoscience Australia.

Annual meetings

Annual meetings followed at:-

*Bathurst (NSW) - 1985
*Adelaide - 1986
*Darwin - 1987
*Brisbane - 1988

Official authorities

The name is given of the authorities that are members of the committee - and then the enabling legislation for the operation of the bodies that work on geographic names.

Australian Capital Territory

* National Memorials Committee - National Memorials Ordinance 1928

New South Wales

* Geographical Names Board of New South Wales - Geographic Names Act 1966

Northern Territory

* Place names committee of the Northern Territory - Place names act 1978

Queensland

* The Department of Geographic information - Queensland Place Names Act 1988

outh Australia

* Geographical Names Board of South Australia - Act 101 1969

Tasmania

* Nomenclature Board of Tasmania - Survey Co-ordination Act 1944 amendments of 1955 and 1964

Victoria

* Place Names Committee - Survey Co-ordination (Place Names) Act 1965 [http://www.land.vic.gov.au/land/lcnlc2.nsf/alltitle/Products+and+Services-VICNAMES VICNAMES]

Western Australia

* Geographic Names Committee -

Additional members

* Antarctic Names Committee of Australia

* Australian Surveying and Land Information Group

* Department of Defence - Army

* Department of Defence - Navy

ee also

*Gazetteer of Australia

External links

* [http://www.icsm.gov.au/icsm/cgna/ Committee for Geographical Names in Australasia]

References

* Committee for Geographic Names in Australia (1989) "Authorities and organizations involved with geographic names in Australia" - the 1988 edition and compilation was the responsibility of Brian Goodchild - Secretary of the Geographic Names Committee - Department of Land Administration Perth, Western Australia.


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