Gladstone’s Police Creek interpretive signage

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Police Creek is an important part of Gladstone’s natural environment, local history and cultural heritage.

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This series of interpretive signs along a popular walking trail in Gladstone explains the historical, environmental and cultural significance of the local watercourse.

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The signage details the life and history of the creek, including some rather confronting and previously undocumented local history.

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Content was developed in consultation with numerous representatives from Council, industry, local Indigenous communities, and environment and community groups.

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Working with designer Adrienne Williams from See-Saw, we made several trips to Gladstone to survey the site, plan the interpretation program, meet with the client, elders, stakeholders and consultants, and take up a lot of time and space in the museum and library.

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Gladstone’s Police Creek interpretation project benefited greatly from the enthusiastic commitment of everyone involved.

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The project was an initiative of Gladstone Regional Council and funded by the Rio Tinto Alcan Community Fund.

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Client: Gladstone Regional Council. Design: See-Saw.