The sandstone rock shelters on Tasmania's Mount Wellington were built by indigenous tribes thousands of years ago, but it was only in 2014 that the mountain started officially being called by its indigenous name, Kunanyi.

The name comes from the Aboriginal language palawa kani, which has so far been the only language used in the gradual process of reviving indigenous names for the state's culturally significant sites.

But a revised policy released by the government last month means more Aboriginal groups in the Australian island state will now have a say in how to name the features around them.