An interactive display commemorating the first ships leaving Australia and NZ for WWI.

The Convoy Table sits in a light-filled viewing room overlooking King George Sound in Western Australia where the ANZAC forces shipped out for WWI. It is a contemplative, serene space that honours the sacrifice of the Australia & New Zealand Army Corps.

We were proud to return to the National Anzac Centre in WA six years after the success of our opening exhibition to redevelop a visitor experience that uncovers stories about the ships and soldiers of the ANZAC convoys.

The Convoy Table is a large-scale touch table and interactive display, a robust evolution of the original experience. It is an array of three 55-inch screens, with a bespoke touch-frame, integrated into handcrafted cabinetry with embedded fiducial readers. The improved software supports long-term operations and updates in (near) real time.

The cabinetry, AV technology, refreshed user interface and content management systems were completely redeveloped, then installed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Gibson International used its extensive network of Western Australian suppliers to ensure the solution could be installed safely and remotely.

Our role

  • Fabrication and installation
  • Ongoing support and maintenance

A contemplative exploration of World War I history

Together with the City of Albany, which operates the Centre, and the Western Australian Museum, which provided curatorial support, Gibson International rebuilt the Convoy Table from the ground up.

Our team hand built new cabinetry and incorporated fiducial readers to improve interactivity. The redeveloped look and feel of the user interface complemented the overall graphic style of the museum exhibition design.

Similar to our Character Post & Tribute Wall experiences at the Centre, the Convoy Table illuminates the personal stories of the men and women who served. Visitors can search their names and uncover photos and information, along with their place on the first and second convoys.

Gibson International collaborated with

MHW Integration, Arta Cabinets, Western Australian Museum, City of Albany

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