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Nothing better illustrates Jack-Hinton's commitment to this idea than MAGNT's Southeast Asian historic boats and ethnographic watercraft collection, the largest of its type in Australia, assembled over a period of twenty-five years.
The Colin Jack-Hinton Maritime Gallery, a permanent display of twenty-one boats and canoes from the collection, is located in an extension of the original 1981 MAGNT building, completed in 1992, the year Jack-Hinton retired as Director.
It spent most of its life as a small island trader, but in 1991 was caught with shark fin aboard 53 nm inside Australia's 200-nm fishing zone, seized, confiscated by the court and subsequently donated to MAGNT. MAGNT acquired Karya Sama, a smaller, more roughly constructed vessel, in much the same manner.
The largest boat on display is Vivienne, a 15.4-m pearling lugger donated to MAGNT by the late Nick Paspaley snr, who was the patriarch of the Paspaley Pearling Company, the world's leading producer of South Sea Pearls.
Based on information from the MAGNT sites register, and previous archaeological experience in the Darwin region, areas of high archaeological potential, such as the hinterland margins, around tidal rivers and creeks, and the saltflats were intensively surveyed.
Site types occur in similar proportions to that observed in the (MAGNT) sites register, being mostly shell middens and mounds.
Special thanks to members of the Larrakia community, including Bill Risk and Russell Cubillo, Richard Barnes, Tina Baum, Terry Fox, Alfie May and Jon May, my supervisor Ian Walters and associate supervisor Peter Hiscock, Richard Willan for identification of shell taxa, Norma Richardson and Fiona Mowat, (MAGNT), Stephen Sutton (Heritage Branch, Department of Lands, Planning and Environment), Sally Brockwell who commented on first drafts of this paper, Matthew Fegan for assistance with maps, and volunteer fieldworkers Hugh Bland, Joanna Caramelia, Andrew Colles, Chris Crassweller, Alison Farrell, Adam Ford, Jason Kneebone, Cathy McCarthy, Bruce Mumford, Judy Opitz, Kate Peake, Patricia Puig and Wayne Roddam.