Wiluna Town Entry Sign

'I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land for me! … Core of my heart, my country! Her pitiless blue sky, When, sick at heart, around us we see the cattle die. But then the grey clouds gather, and we can bless again the drumming of an army, the steady soaking rain. …An opal-hearted country, a wilful, lavish land All you who have not loved her, You will not understand. Though earth holds many splendours, wherever I may die, I know to what brown country my homing thoughts will fly.’ Dorothea McKellar, A Sunburnt Country

Wiluna is an old gold rush town and the government center of the shire of Wiluna in the mid west of Western Australia. It is primarily mining and pastoral land out here – the Golden Outback with a real bush atmosphere. The Canning Stock Route and the Gunbarrel Highway both have their starting point here – routes that are designed for four-wheel drive vehicles and not for the faint-hearted. Though once home to a large bustling gold mine, (with activity peaking in the 1930’s when population boomed to over 9,000 people, though gold had been discovered back in 1896) today Wiluna is mainly a Martu Indigenous community. Since 1963, when the town’s population was around 90 people, the town has started to grow again.

Wiluna’s entrance sign is bright, bold and welcoming, with hand carved letters and dimensional layered panels.

Carved & Painted
Sign Size
84 " x 65 "