Coon Island name 'about as offensive as you can get', says Stephen Hagan after motion to consult Lake Macquarie community about renaming

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
February 23 2021 - 7:00pm
REACTION: Aboriginal activist Stephen Hagan said the name of Coon Island was "about as offensive as you can get". Picture: Brenda Mau

An Aboriginal activist who successfully campaigned to rename Coon Cheese says it is "beyond all comprehension" that the name of Swansea's Coon Island has not been changed.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

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