Installed at either end of a bike/walking trail, this midden interpretive sign aims to tell the generic story of aboriginal occupation of the region.
The presence of middens on the land around Wooli dates back 6,400 years. Prior to European settlement an estimated population of 6,300 people lived in the area which made it the most heavily populated region of northern NSW at the time.
Date: February 2015
Service: Research, design, write content, create graphics
Specs: 1 sign – 800mm wide x 600mm high
Client: Clarence Valley Council
Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl Nations
Middens are ‘gathering places’, and are still used today. Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr people would hunt and feast on the abundant marine animals, particularly shellfish and fish.
The final installed sign looks fantastic with the dark green frame blending into the landscape.