War History Signage, Kokoda Track

The office was buzzing when we received the news that we had been awarded this prestigious war history signage contract by the Australian Federal Government. The contract was for the provision of interpretive services to the Australian Government Kokoda Initiative Taskforce. They have a saying in PNG…”expect the unexpected”and our PNG experience was just that. Working with the Australian Govt and the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) we consulted with key partners from both nations to develop an interpretive display that presented the wartime experiences of the Papuan and New Guinean people. Workshops, capacity building, story writing and design. This project had it all. Date: November 2015 – May 2016 Service: Interpretive services Specs: – review of existing historical research to develop an overview of the Kokoda campaign – identify existing stories that convey the perspective of PNG and Australia – identify key messages for interpretation about experiences on the Kokoda Track – develop and implement a Stakeholder Engagement Plan – on-the-job training and capacity building for the TPA and employees of the National Museum and Art Gallery – create 6 interpretive signs and installation design – production of a simple ‘How To’ step by step guiding document on the process of developing, designing and producing interpretive signage for TPA staff to adopt as a reference for future projects – project manage production and installation of the interpretive display Client: Australian Government Kokoda Initiative Taskforce Port Moresby is a confronting city and rated as one of the most violent places on the planet. It accosts the senses with its obvious social inequity. When the security agency … Continue reading War History Signage, Kokoda Track