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TONGUE-TWISTER CHANGES NAME ,

BRISBANE, December 19

A tongue-twlstlng northern local authority has been rech listened, and glvpn a more euphonious name.

Woothakata Shire In future will be known as Mareeba Shire.

But the Local-Government Minister (Mr. Power)> said last night that dif ficulty of pronunciation was not the only reason for the change. The orig inal Woothakata shlrc, comprising portions o! the present area, had been jrcatly increased by, the inclusion of Barron. Walsh, and Chillagoe shires.

In addition, Ma'rooba was the largest 'own in the shire, and was where the council liad Its offices. ]

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