The G.J.C Collection of Primitive Tribal Artifacts.
Primitive Tribal Artifacts
Marineland is also home to the G.J.C Collection, one of the world's most extensive collections of Tribal Art. George. J. Craig is one of the most respected collectors in the category and is extremely proud to show of his collection of priceless pieces, collected from around the Melanesian Region.
George J Craig's amazing private collection of primitive ancestral artifacts and maritime relics gives Marineland Melanesia it's special atmosphere.
The collection is a result of a lifetime's work by George Craig. George started collecting as a boy and his 17 years spent in Papua New Guinea as a crocodile hunter went hand in hand with growing his collection. The collection is included as part of our entry fee that also includes our Crocodiles and Aquariums. George still lives and works at Marineland Melanesia and is often around for those who would like to hear some stories from a true croc hunter.
George's collection of artifacts is displayed all throughout Marineland and combines with the Crocodiles and gardens to create the truly remarkable atmosphere you will experience during your visit. You will feel as though you are deep within a Melanesian jungle, surounded by authentic tribal art with timeless beasts watching over you.
We have a large museum room featuring some of George's best pieces - all the spirits gathered here together!!!
The maritime treasures include an enviable collection of turn of the century pearl diving equipment, and an extensive array of scrimshaw pieces - intricately hand carved whales teeth from the early days of sail. However, as you will discover, these are just some of the many treasures collected by the Craig Family over the years. For the enthusiast, a small collection of stationary engines fully restored by Stephen Craig, will be an unexpected discovery.