Part of the Bangguri Mountains, Gulaga and Mumbulla are sacred Aboriginal places. The design of three aboriginal interpretive signs were commissioned for the shelter at the top of Gulaga Mountain. The 5 hour return walk is well worth the effort. The view from the top is spectacular and reward the visitor with breathtaking views across to Montague Island (Baranguba).
Date: July 2014
Service: Research, identify themes, write stories, meet with stakeholders, image search, mapping, illustration and design
Specs: Suite of 3 signs for shelter at the top of Gulaga Mountain. Additional wayfinding at bottom carpark.
Client: Biamanga & Gulaga Boards of Mgmt with NPWS
Gulaga Aboriginal Interpretive Signs
Gulaga National Park lies within the traditional country of the Yuin (Djuwin) people. Gulaga Mountain is a sacred place for the Yuin as their place of origin. The granite tors on Gulaga Mountain are a sacred women’s place. It is home to ancestral spirits who imbue the land and waters with power and meaning. It is home to the ‘Dulagal’, the supernatural beings who inhabit the trees, rocks and caves on the mountain and look after country. The park is valued as part of a larger social and cultural complex which included Najanuka (Little Dromedary), Baranguba (Montague Island) and Umbarra (Merriman’s Island) in Wallaga Lake.
The return walk goes through private land so a wayfinding sign was also installed at the beginning of the walk.