Episode 1 

How to stuff a giant croc

“Dad brought home a huge lump of the tail and we tried it and it was really tough … just like chewing on white rubber”

Meet Sweetheart, the Territory’s most infamous crocodile and find out how he ended up on the dinner table of a young taxidermist-to-be. Learn about the lengths his father went to to preserve the legendary giant reptile, and travel to a Top End billabong to learn about crocodile conservation.


In this episode hear from MAGNT’s Curator of Territory History Jared Archibald, crocodile specialist Adam Britton, and Northern Territory Outback Wrangler Matt Wright.

More Information

Duration: 17 mins 10 secs

Broadcast: 20 August 2020


Produced by StoryProjects

Executive Producer: Johanna Bell

Production: Cinnamon Nippard and Lori Uden

Music Composition: James Mangohig

Mixing: Hamish Robertson

Thanks to Adam Britton, Glaneur de Son, InspectorJ, Matt Wright, the Northern Territory Government, and Tourism NT, for sharing their recordings with us.

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    Find out how the Territory's favourite croc ended up on the dinner table of a young taxidermist-to-be.

    How to stuff a
    giant croc

    Episode 1

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    Discover what’s so special about giant molluscs how they came to be in the MAGNT collection.

    A heist on the
    high seas

    Episode 2

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    Follow the search for a rare rainbow fish and learn about the Larrakia seasonal calendar.

    Seven seasons and a very rare fish

    Episode 3

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    Learn about what it takes to keep collections safe in the tropics and how MAGNT fared in a Category 4 Cyclone.

    Surviving a cyclone

    Episode 4

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    Meet the angler who found a strange new creature in the intertidal zone just off Darwin. 

    Worm of death

    Episode 5


The Collection was created by StoryProjects with funding from National Science Week NT.


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