How to add Traditional Place Names to Word Merges

Modified on Wed, 04 Aug 2021 at 09:39 AM

First Nation's traditional indigenous place names can be added to Chintaro, so that they are populated in the address block for Word Merges and Tenancy Transaction Statements. 

After the traditional place names are set up in Chintaro and the Word Merges, and a Word Merge is run, the traditional place name will appear as follows: 

All word merges can include the traditonal place names, and can include merge fields for:

Word Merge TypeTraditional Place Name Word Merge Fields you can select
ClientClient Address
Client Postal Address
TenancyClient Address
Client Postal Address
Property Address
Tenancy Manager Address
Owner Traditional Place
ArrearsClient Address
Client Postal Address
PropertyProperty Address 
Maintenance (Work Order)Property Address
TradespeopleTradesperson Address
Transactions (Invoice/Receipts)
Client Address
Client Postal Address


Setting Up Traditional Place Names in Reference Tables

The first step in setting up the Traditional Place Names in Chintaro, is to assign each City with it's appropriate place name.

NOTE: Traditional place names are not set up by Chintaro by default, as traditional place names do not corresponds directly with postcodes, so users will need to determine what traditional place name to provide each entry in the City table.  Chintaro have attempted to contact Australia Post for their list of traditional place names with postcodes to no avail. If you have more information about linking traditional place names to cities, please contact 

From Home > System Maintenance > Reference Tables > City. The Traditional Place Name column appears in the middle of the screen:

For each city you would like to add the traditional place name for, select the appropriate place name from the drop down list, or if it's no included in this list, you can add it directly in by typing into the field:

Repeat for all cities you would like to include a traditional place name for and close the table when completed. 

Adding the Traditional Place Name field to a Word Merge

To add the Traditional Place Name field to a Word Merge address block, open the template you'd like to add the merge field to by going into your Chintaro\Data\Templates folder, right clicking the template you wish to add the place name for and selecting Open:

Click Yes to the message that appears (this links Chintaro fields to the word template):

In the Mailings tab, select the Insert Merge Field drop down and select the field for either Traditional Place Name or Postal Traditional Place (depending on whether you want to add the Client's address or postal address):

NOTE: Traditional Place Names are added under the person's name, and above the street address.

Once added, save your template and repeat this process for all Word Merge templates you wish to add the traditional place name for:


Word Merge and Statement examples

Teh following screenshots provide an example of what Traditional Place Names look like, onceset up in Chintaro. 

Word Merge:

Tenancy Statement:

Why isn't a Traditional Place Name showing on a Word Merge or Tenancy Statement?

The 2 reasons why a traditional place name wouldn't be showing on a word merge is either:

1. You have not added the place name to the city table (see Setting Up Traditional Place Names in Reference Tables), or
2. You have not added the field to a word merge (see Adding the Traditional Place Name field to a Word Merge)

Is the traditional place name isn't showing on a statement, it has not been added to the city table (see Setting Up Traditional Place Names in Reference Tables)

For more information or assistance

Please more information or assistance with adding traditional place names, please contact

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