Gabo Island is located at the very south-eastern corner of Australia, where two massive bodies of water - Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea - meet.
A pink granite lighthouse was built on the island in 1862, along with lighthouse keepers houses, a telegraph station and stables.
Gabo Island is home to the largest breeding colony of Little Penguins in Victoria. Short-tailed Shearwaters (mutton birds) also breed on the island, and are an important source of food for the rare and majestic White-bellied Sea Eagle and other birds of prey.
Aboriginal people have strong associations with Gabo Island, with the Bidawal, Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero and Yuin people identifying it as part of their Traditional Country.
LookEar was commissioned to develop a series of small and visually unobtrusive signs to orientate visitors who arrive by boat, and to interpret some of the key heritage values of the island.
LookEar was responsible for:
interpretive concepts and themes
content research and text
The project was developed in association with MauHaus.