Dirk Hartog Island Interpretation

400 years ago, Dutch skipper Dirk Hartog landed at the western-most point of Australia on an island now known as Dirk Hartog Island, and made the first documented discovery of Western Australia.

In 2016, for the 400 year anniversary of this historic moment in our state’s past, Publik designed and manufactured interpretive signage to commemorate this special event, including replica plates of those left by Hartog and another Dutch skipper, Willem De Vlamingh. Interpretive environmental graphics detailing information about the island and its history were also designed as part of the commemoration. The basis of the design direction took influence from original Dutch sailing maps that Hartog created following his discovery.

Publik travelled to this remote and unique island to install the interpretive suite in time for the commemorative celebrations attended by Western Australians and visitors from around the world.

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CLIENT: Department of Culture and Arts

LOCATION: Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia

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