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15th April 2016

Denham Discovery Trail – Celebrating 400 years since Dirk Hartog landed

Recently we were very pleased to be appointed to work on the Denham foreshore revitalisation project in partnership with landscaping contractor Earthcare and landscape architects UDLA. In 2016, it is the 400th anniversary of the first recorded landing of Europeans in Shark Bay, Western Australia when Dirk Hartog landed on the now Dirk Hartog Island.

He left an inscribed pewter plate giving name Cape Inscription to the cape. Celebrations marking this anniversary will see a number of important dignitaries visiting the area including members of the Dutch royal family.


Denham Shark Bay

As part of the celebrations, the Shire of Shark Bay is revitalising the Denham foreshore esplanade. It will undergo major landscaping work, incorporate a discovery trail, new playground and picnic facilities. Part of the foreshore revitalisation will include the creation of the Denham Discovery Trail. The Trail will comprise 5 interpretive nodes which cover the natural environment in the area, indigenous history, maritime history, pastural & pearling and the here and & now.

Tangelo has been commissioned to design all of the interpretive and wayfinding signage for the project. We will be working closely with Earthcare and UDLA to deliver a signage system to help visitors discover the history and features of the region, to navigate along the trail and to learn about other historical attractions in and around Denham. The area has a number of challenges, most notably the environment with the Denham foreshore being subject to high winds, salt spray, blowing sand and seagull droppings. This makes for a tough environment for any signage system! We look forward to reporting on the project over the next 4 months.



Denham Shark Bay


By Tangelo Creative on April 15, 2016