Midden interpretive signs

Aboriginal midden interpretive signs have been developed for several communities. Aboriginal middens are distinct concentrations of shell, bone, botanical remains, ash and charcoal. They are evidence of past Aboriginal hunting, gathering and food processing activities within a particular area.

Yaegl & Gumbaynggirr midden interpretive signs

  • Clarence Valley Council
  • February 2015
  • Research, design, write content, create graphics
  • 1 sign, 800mm wide x 600mm high

The presence of middens on the land around Wooli dates back 6,400 years. Prior to European settlement an estimated population of 6,300 people lived in the area which made it the most heavily populated region of northern NSW at the time. This midden interpretive sign is installed at either end of a bike/walking trail and tells a generic story of aboriginal occupation of the region.

The Pass, Clarkes Beach and Tyaggarah middens

  • NPWS, Byron Bay
  • April 2019
  • Graphic design
  • Poster, A1 size 841mm wide x 594mm high

Middens were once abundant on the outer barrier dunes of the NSW east coast but sand mining and coastal development has resulted in the destruction of many. Large coastal middens have high archaeological significance and offer the potential for further understanding.

Commemorative Signage
Interpreting rail heritage