War History Signs, Cowra POW Camp

War history signs interpreting the Cowra POW Camp and Japanese breakout in WWII are the primary method of delivering this extraordinary story to visitors. In addition there is an audio option at the rebuilt guard tower and engaging hologram story at the Visitor Centre.  We worked with Cowra Council to develop an Interpretive Plan for their Peace Precinct and design a shelter and viewing platform at the site. Architect, Steve Gorrell , designed the shelter, Cowra Council planted a delineating fence around the perimeter of the camp, increased visitor facilities and access, and beautified wherever they could. Working from our interpretive plan, Peter and I researched, wrote content, designed graphics and developed over 20 large WWII history signs, 8 wayfinding signs, QR codes for translated information on the website, Z-Card and other interpretive material as identified in the plan. War History Signs Date: August 2013 – July 2014 Service: Interpretive planning, shelter design, research, identify themes, write content, design WWII history signs, mapping, installation design, image sourcing, and project manage production. Specs: Over 30 signs in total Client: Cowra Council Viewing Platform – 4 large interpretive signs covering the main nationalities involved – Australians, Japanese, Italians and Indonesians Viewing Platform – 2 smaller signs, one with Japanese text and the other as a tribute to the four Australians who died during the breakout Arrival Area – overview of WW2 in relation to Cowra – 2 signs “War” and “Peace” Camp Ruins – 13 interpretive signs revealing human interest stories Wayfinding – a linking walk from the Japanese Gardens to the … Continue reading War History Signs, Cowra POW Camp