Australia's Lake Eyre gets Indigenous name

Australia's Lake Eyre gets Indigenous name

Australia's Lake Eyre gets Indigenous name

Updated 20 December 2012, 9:44 AEST

Lake Eyre is one of Australia's most iconic natural wonders.

A large and frequently dry inland lake, it has fascinated scientists and artists alike for its ability to transform during periods of extended rain.

Lake Eyre's vast expanse stretches almost 10,000 square kilometres across the South Australian outback and, as of today,  it's in line for new name taken from the lake's traditional owners, the Arabana People.
 
Tracee Hutchsison spoke to local Aboriginal custodian Aaron Stewart.
 
He says the new name, Kati Thanda, is taken from the spiritual and historical connection to the land.
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
 
Speaker: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arabuna Body Corporation, Aaron Stewart
 

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