Visitor interpretation and way finding signage and brochure copywriting
Wonthaggi State Coal Mine is one of the few historical coal mine experiences in Australia. It was a working mine from 1909 until 1968, when the mine closed and bore witness to the history of Gippsland and regional Victoria. I was charged with developing interpretive themes with the parks staff and volunteers. With an ageing volunteer base who have a passion and tangible connection with the mining of this site, it was an honour to capture and record history to share it with a new generation of visitors.
This project involved extensive sites visits, interviews, transcript edits and thematic discussion, I worked closely with volunteers and staff, graphic designer and cartographer. Many of the interpretive stories were evolved from oral history sharing whilst standing in a network of dark tunnels – quite the challenge to take notes and an experience I treasure.
- Heritage trail and way finding signage
- Tourism brochure