Matuwa Kurrara Kurrara, on Martu country is an Indigenous Protected Area spanning 6000 square kilometres on the southern edge of the Little Sandy Desert. The Martu people are the traditional owners and custodians of this land.
Publik spent a week on country with the Martu people and a team from Telstra’s Pay it Forward program which gives team members a cultural engagement opportunity to learn, connect with and work along side traditional owners.
To recognise and celebrate the Martu people’s ownership of this land, Publik were engaged to design and deliver two entry statements bearing the name ‘Matuwa Kurrara Kurrara’. The design of the entry statements is influenced by the Martu people’s connection to country and sees the words connected together and to the land to signify the union between people and country.
Additional interpretive signage at Matuwa Kurrara Kurrara recognise the significance of the Martu people’s reclamation of their country, their history and how they care for country. The home of Martu elder, Marakuju, is commemorated with interpretation about his life and importance to the community.