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Indigenous Interpretive Sign, Golden Hole

Date: October 2011
Service: Indigenous interpretive signage, colour graphics from supplied aboriginal artwork
Specs: 1 signs 950mm wide x 450mm high
Client: NPWS

Indigenous Interpretive Sign for Golden Hole – Clybucca Historic site

  • Clybucca Historic Site
  • 306 words including heading
  • 2038 characters including spaces
  • The line drawing artwork was provided by Sharon Smith and rendered in Adobe Illustrator for the signage
  • Developed in conjunction with NPWS and the Office of Environment and Heritage

A registered site of national significance known as the Golden Hole, the Clybucca-Stuarts Point midden complex adjoins the Yarrahapinni wetlands and is part of the Clybucca historic site. It is the largest estuarine midden in temperate Australia and runs almost continuously for a distance of 14km. It is renowned for its extensive, diverse and well preserved midden deposits which provide a valuable insight into continuous coastal occupation by Aboriginal people dating from about 2500 years ago to about 6000 years ago.

Iterative Draft versions

The original drafts had the content as a continuous story. For ease of reading and to provide visual anchor points headings were added in to provide a quick overview of the message being told.

This beautiful aboriginal illustration was coloured in Illustrator to match the various draft versions.

Without subheadings

And the final!

Golden Hole aboriginal sign final

Categories:   Aboriginal

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