The Colin Jack-Hinton Maritime Gallery, refreshed in 2020, houses traditional boats and canoes from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory’s Historic Boat and Ethnographic Watercraft Collection.

Encounter 23 traditional vessels originating from the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Cocos and Keeling Islands connecting to northern Australia. 

Collected over a 40-year period (c.1970–2010), each boat imparts a fascinating seafaring story intertwined with human culture from the surrounding seas.
The reinterpretation enables visitors to see the great diversity of form and function, from pearl luggers to outrigger canoes.

Offering a rare vignette of how maritime technology has evolved, the Gallery also shows how history and legacy has been shaped among our South East Asian and Pacific nations.


Colin Jack-Hinton
Maritime Gallery

MAGNT Darwin

19 Conacher Street

The Gardens, Darwin NT

Open daily: 10am–4pm
+61 8 8999 8264
Discovery Centre
Open Monday – Friday:

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday


Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264
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MAGNT acknowledges the traditional owners of country across the Northern Territory and beyond, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
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