Morris Street unveiling in Armidale

NEW SIGN: Gunida Gunyah's Wade Natty with Armidale Aboriginal Lands Council deputy chair Kenneth Froome at Tuesday's unveiling.

NEW SIGN: Gunida Gunyah's Wade Natty with Armidale Aboriginal Lands Council deputy chair Kenneth Froome at Tuesday's unveiling.

A new street sign was unveiled on Tuesday, named in memory of Aboriginal elder Sarah Morris.

Ms Morris’ oldest grandson, Richard Vale, helped to officially open Morris Street, with members from the Gayinyaga Committee, Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation, Armidale Local Aboriginal Land Council and Armidale Regional Council.

Gayinyaga Advisory Committee chair Bonnie Walford joined elder Richard Vale to officially open the newly dubbed Morris Streett.

“It means a lot for the family,” Ms Walford said.

“The majority of the people who live out here are either in-laws or they’re related by blood.

“It’s a good thing that we have named it … at the end of the day it’s about our family.”

Armidale Regional Council’s Land Information and Property Officer, Kylie Steel, said Council had consulted with the community to come up with a new name for the section of Cookes Road.

Council contacted property owners and residents between Mann Street and Long Swamp Road, inviting for submissions.

Ms Steel said after speaking with the elders, Council’s Gayinyaga Committee put forward Morris Street.

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