Our Aboriginal Signs on Susan Island tell how it is one of the islands created by the Dirrangun throughout the Clarence that embraces the Nations of the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and the Yaegl people. Traditionally a womens islands, native plants were used for food, fibre and medicine.
At Grafton we told the shared history of the island while on the island we told of the demise and specialness of some flora and fauna. We were provided with beautiful local aboriginal artwork and there were also some fantastic historic photos to complete the interpretive Aboriginal signs.
Date: April 2013 – April 2014
Service: Design, write content, create graphics from supplied aboriginal artwork, project manage production
Specs: 3 signs total. 2 signs 1450mm wide x 650mm high, 1 sign 600mm wide x 400mm high
Client: NPWS Grafton
Aboriginal Signs – Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and the Yaegl people
Susan Island is well known by local Gorries as one of the many areas traditionally used by Aboriginal women. The women who came to the island knew how to use native plants for food, fibre and medicine. The Susan Island Aboriginal signage showcases some of the native flora.
Susan Island Access
You are welcome to visit Susan Island by boat. The closest boat ramps are at the end of Prince Street, Grafton and the end of Skinner Street, South Grafton. The down stream end is grassy with scattered trees and makes an ideal area for picnics. This is a public reserve managed by the Susan and Elizabeth Island Trust. A mown path leads west to Susan Island Nature Reserve on the upstream end of the island. This area is managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
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