Fairfield Railway Station Interpretation Working with the Australian Museum Consultancy on railway history interpretation

 

Year 2014
Disciplines Interpretation
Client RailCorp with the Australian Museum Consultancy

Fairfield Railway Station has State significance as one of the earliest railway stations established during the first phase of NSW railway construction in the 1850s. It is also historically significant as the existing 1850s former stationmaster’s residence is the oldest surviving railway building in NSW and possibly Australia. Local history indicates that a ‘5 ton’ crane was originally installed at Fairfield goods yard in 1885. The studio designed a dynamic and graphic yellow and black hexagon‐shaped signage installation that features the crane as centrepiece and features historical black and white imagery. The studio worked in conjunction with the Australian Museum Consultancy.