Heritage signs, Innes Ruins

Heritage signs on settlement history of NSW in the 1880s

Heritage signs for Innes Ruins tell of early settlement days on the north coast of NSW. Built by Major Archibald Clunes Innes, it contains rich history about the settlement of NSW, convict labour and the culture of the 1800s. As an added bonus, it has a very charming setting looking over Lake Innes.

The Depression of the 1840s bought financial ruin to Innes, and the closure of Port Macquarie as a penal settlement deprived him of convict labour. Following his departure, the house was occupied by a number of people over time, but was derelict by the beginning of the 1900s. It subsequently deteriorated to its present state as a result of natural decay and vandalism.

Today, the ruins are classified by the National Trust of Australia (NSW) and guided tours can be booked through the Port Macquarie Information Centre. Access to the site is by guided tour only. If you have an interest in Australian history, you definitely shouldn’t miss the chance to take a guided tour of this fascinating site, which is suitable for visitors of all ages.

The project

  • May 2016 –  June 2017
  • Service: Interpretive planning, research, content writing, design, mapping, installation design and product sourcing
  • Specs: 16 heritage signs in total. 2 large (1000mm x 600mm), 4 small (600mm x 450mm), 10 portable signs (297mm x 420mm) and wayfinding signage.
  • NPWS Manning Hastings Area

Heritage signs for guided tours

In addition we created 10 portable heritage signs for guided tours

Interpretive displays and exhibitions
Memorial Signage, NPWS Blue Mountains