Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT3809 - Lead


Lead artefact recovered from Batavia

Sheeting fragments, lead

Site Area Code Mid-West

Number of Items 6

Material Lead

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3809

ID 896

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30-foot (9....