CALLS have been made for the Northern Grampians Shire town of St Arnaud to be renamed.
Now is the time to have your say.
The town was named after French general Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud, who was revered for his leadership in the Crimean War in the 19th century.
But North Central News editor Sue Hynes said he should be condemned after he ordered the mass killing of more than 500 Indigenous people in Algeria.
She said the French general ordered his troops to close caves where Indigenous people were hiding.
"He cemented the entrances shut so no one could escape," Sue said. "He allowed them to suffocate and die."
So what do you think? Should St Arnaud be renamed? Vote in our poll to make your voice heard.
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