This exhibition, 'Gone Fishin'...The Reel Top End Story' explores how fishing and fish tell the cultural, scientific and social stories of the Northern Territory.
Fishing has always featured heavily in the lives of Territorians from indigenous peoples, Macassan fishers, the first European explorers, and early Chinese settlers, to modern commercial operations, and the weekend warrior or recreational fishers.
Displayed alongside indigenous fishing technology are a multitude of colourful lures, jars of weird and wonderful scientific specimens, rock art, natural history art and modern depictions of fish and fishers.
'Gone Fishin' charts both the development of fishing and the culture that surrounds it whilst also exploring the future of fishing through sustainable fisheries management, Marine Rangers, conservation, ecology and taxonomy.
On display are objects drawn from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory's diverse collections, enhanced with important loans from recreational fishers, NT Fisheries Division and local artists.Visit Website