Muttonbird Island, Coffs Harbour- 2012
Muttonbird Island is significant to the Gumbaynggirr People culturally and forms part of their spirituality and personal identity. In addition to the cultural value of the Island, it is also an important ecological site, and home to thousands of Shearwater birds who migrate here every year to nest and raise their chicks.
The interpretive signage design at Giidany Miirlarl Outdoor Education Space comprises seven full colour polycure aluminium panels designed to fit with the rising angle of the ramp structure. The interpretive information conveys the Indigenous significance of Giidany Miirlarl, the natural significance of the Island as a rookery for the Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, and historical details relating to the Island’s history since white settlement.
Vertical anodised aluminium panels are interspersed with the timber posts along the ramp structure with etched illustrations detailing marine life.
Winner 2012 National Indigenous Tourism Award Winner
Winner 2012 Austrailan Institute of Architects- Premier’s Prize