The Susan Island Aboriginal signage was designed for display at Grafton visitor information centre and Susan island. At Grafton we told the history of the island while on the island we provided information regarding flora and fauna. We were provided with beautiful local aboriginal artwork and there were also some fantastic historic photos to complete the interpretive signage.
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
Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and the Yaegl people
Susan Island is one of the islands on the Clarence River created during the Aboriginal Dreamtime by the Dirrangun. The Clarence region encompasses the lands of the Nations of the 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.