Contents (1966 - 13)
Geographical Names Act 1966 No 13
5 Powers and functions of board
(1) Subject to this Act, the powers and functions of the board shall be:(a) to assign names to places,(b) to approve that a recorded name of a place shall be its geographical name,(c) to alter a recorded name or a geographical name,(d) to determine whether the use of a recorded name or a geographical name shall be discontinued,(e) to adopt rules of orthography, nomenclature and pronunciation with respect to geographical names,(f) to investigate and determine:(i) the form, spelling, meaning, pronunciation, origin and history of any geographical name, and(ii) the application of any geographical name with regard to position, extent or otherwise,(g) to compile and maintain a vocabulary of Aboriginal words used or suitable for use in geographical names and to record their meaning and origin,(h) to compile and maintain a register of geographical names with a record of their form, spelling, meaning, pronunciation, origin and history,(i) to publish a gazetteer of geographical names, and(j) to inquire into and make recommendations on any matters relating to the names of places referred to it by the Minister.(2) The board may compile, maintain and publish a list of road names.