Indigenous Interpretive Signs, Nimbin Rocks

Indigenous interpretive signs were developed from brilliant illustrations provided by local aboriginal artists. Line drawings were coloured and elements from larger artworks were extracted to create complimentary shapes for the design.

  • Date: June 2010
  • Service: Design, create graphics from supplied aboriginal artwork
  • Specs: 1 large panel 1200mm wide x 1000mm high and 4 smaller panels 450mm wide x 300mm high of the flora in the area
  • Client:¬†Dept of Environment, Climate Change & Water

Design of Nimbin Rocks Indigenous Interpretive Signs

Context: The Nimbin Rocks are volcanic extrusions of rhyolite left over from the Mount Warning Tweed Volcano that erupted around 20 million years ago in what is now northern New South Wales, Australia.

As part of an eroded dyke of the volcano, the Rocks are situated just outside the present day caldera wall about 20 km from Mount Warning and three kilometres from Nimbin village. The three most prominent were named by early white settlers as the Thimble, Cathedral and Needle. They are an extremely significant cultural site to the local Bundjalung tribe who believe the rocks were home to the Nmbngee, or Clever Men. They were also initiation grounds for young boys and the dreaming story can be read at the Nimbin Museum.

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