Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT4175 - Sharpening/grinding


Sharpening/grinding artefact recovered from Batavia

Sharpening stone.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location E of timber

Number of Items 1

Material Sharpening/grinding

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4175

ID 8868

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1975 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: ANMM (00046322)

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...