After years of lobbying a creek in the Hepburn Shire with a racist name has officially been re-named.
Jim Crow Creek has now become Larni Barramal Yaluk meaning home or habitat of the Emu Creek.
The old name was a reference to racist policies in the American south in the 1800’s.
Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said the decision by Geographic Names Victoria was most welcomed.
“The term Jim Crow has its origins in racial segregation and anti-black racism and is therefore unacceptable,” Mayor Hood said.
A historic reference to the name Jim Crow Creek will be included in the VICNAMES register and will remain a part of the region’s history.