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Forget Fraser Island. The world’s largest sand island is now officially known by its traditional name, K’gari, the government of the Australian state of Queensland announced Wednesday.
Source: Australia’s popular Fraser Island has reverted to its traditional name of K’gari | CNN
Establishing the age of K’gari (Fraser Island) confirms it emerged before the reef, despite the climate being suitable for coral growth long before then.
Source: At least 700,000 years ago, the world’s largest sand island emerged as the barrier that helped the Great Barrier Reef form
Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland
In the Butchulla language K’gari means paradise.
Source: A new beginning for the world’s largest sand island
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Pronounced ‘gar-ree’, this unique Aussie spot is the world’s largest sand island…
Source: Lost in Paradise: What to see on sandy K’gari (Fraser Island)
Photo: Sharon Ward
Fraser Island was renamed to the original Butchulla name, K’gari. Returning to original place names is a significant step in First Nations people maintaining cultural identity in Australia.
Source: Celebrating K’gari: why the renaming of Fraser Island is about so much more than a name
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