ANCODS - unpacking the final artefacts

Video | Updated 2 years ago

The ANCODS Collection consists of artefacts recovered from the four Dutch East India Company ships that sank along the Western Australian coast in the 17th and 18th centuries. The collection is rich and varied including bullion, cargo and building materials, navigational equipment, arms and armament, medical supplies, personal possessions of the crew and passengers, human and animal remains, and artefacts relating to the ships, their sails and rigging.

This video documents Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde as she unloads the final artefacts to consolidate the ANCODS collection.

ANCODS is an acronym for the Agreement between Australia and the Netherlands Concerning Old Dutch Shipwrecks.