Aboriginal Panels, Fernleigh Track

From November 2013 to September 2014, our team collaborated with Lake Macquarie and Newcastle Councils on the Fernleigh Track rail history signage project. Several of these panels are Aboriginal panels, dedicated to the Awabakal people, ensuring their stories and heritage are shared and appreciated.

Aboriginal panels

The inclusion of Aboriginal content is a vital aspect of interpretive projects, and the Fernleigh Track is no exception. The Awabakal traditional territory extends from Wollombi in the south, embracing the Lower Hunter River and Lake Macquarie in the north. We delved into research, crafted stories, curated images, and designed 40 signs in total, each measuring 657mm wide x 1200mm high.

Design themes

Different themes were represented by different colour palettes and in this instance rich browns and oranges were use for the Aboriginal panels. Rail and Coal History was represented with grey and muted tones and environmental panels with greens and blues for the wetland.

Fernleigh Track environmental signs

Fernleigh Track rail and coal signs



Rail Trails, Interpretive Signage
Gulaga Aboriginal interpretive signs