Stradbroke Island's indigenous community will not push to change the name of One Mile, despite a campaign by indigenous groups in Brisbane calling for West End's Boundary Street to be renamed.
Prior to 1967, indigenous people were not allowed to live within city limits, which were defined by Boundary roads and streets.
The racist policy included curfews for those living beyond the boundaries and breaches could result in jail or beatings.
But on North Stradbroke Island, instead of having a Boundary Street, the state enforced the One Mile law, barring indigenous people living any closer to Dunwich than a mile.
Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation chief executive Cameron Costello said there were no current plans by his organisation to push for place names to be changed.
“But we will be consulting elders and the community about such issues in the future.”
Indigenous man Dale Ruska, whose family lives at One Mile, also said he would not be pushing for a boundary name change.
Mr Ruska said the One Mile ban was lifted in 1967.
Before that, many indigenous workers from One Mile had their wages taken by the state government as downpayments for land at Dunwich.
Cleveland MP Mark Robinson said he was happy to keep the One Mile name for its important historical and geographical value.
"However, if after being consulted, the majority of the Dunwich community prefers a different name, that should be taken into account," he said.
Mr Robinson was commenting after Treasurer Curtis Pitt said on Monday if the support to change the place names in West End was there, the state government would not stand in the way.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships minister said any decision to change a place name would involve talking with councils and the indigenous communities.
“The boundaries that ran through Brisbane as a barrier to Indigenous people are a shameful but real part of our shared heritage and to rename the streets would be like trying to rewrite history,” he said.
Mr Pitt said the state had agreed to re-open a reparations scheme for indigenous families who had their wages kept by previous state governments.
The Newman government also passed laws to give the same freehold property ownership rights to those living in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as those living outside those communities.
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