Gulaga Aboriginal Interpretive Signs were commissioned in 2014 to tell the story of Gulaga Mountain and its importance to the Yuin nation.
In 2006 the Yuin Bangurri (Mountain) Parks were “handed back” to their traditional owners after 30 years of lobbying and protest. Gradually government authorities and the local communities came to realise the traditional significance of Gulaga and Mumbulla Mountains and the surrounding landscape to the Yuin people. Part of the Bangguri Mountains, 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 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).
- Client: Biamanga & Gulaga Boards of Mgmt with NPWS
- Date: July 2014
- Specs: 3 signs mounted in a shelter to form one continuous panel.
- Service: Research, identify themes, write stories, meet with stakeholders, image search, mapping, illustration and design
Gulaga walking track sign
As the return walk up Gulaga Mountain goes through private land we were commissioned to developed a wayfinding sign for the beginning of the walk.