Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council
The Bundian Way is an Aboriginal walking route in southeastern NSW.
It sits between the mountain Country of Targangal (Mount Kosciuszko) and the coastal Country at Twofold Bay. The route has a deep and continuing history and traverses diverse geographies, cultures and land uses. As the best preserved of the ancient east–west Aboriginal routes of southeastern Australia, it offers a unique natural and cultural landscape experience from the mountains to the sea and is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.
GML developed an Interpretation Strategy for the route, working in partnership with local Aboriginal people to identify audiences and to creatively convey the historical themes and stories through interpretive devices. Aboriginal people are the rightful interpreters of their cultural heritage and play a vital role in determining which stories they share as part of the visitor experience. The Interpretation Strategy provides a framework for interpretation, and takes account of the current planning and management context for the Bundian Way, alongside its history and heritage values to provide a thematic interpretive experience for current and future visitors.
GML prepared concept designs for Phase 1 of the project—the Twofold Bay area near Eden on the NSW South Coast—which includes an engaging signage strategy incorporating both wayfinding and interpretive stories along this part of the route. The Bundian Way is an amazing journey into the spirit of an amazing landscape and into the stories and experiences of the First Australians.