Western Australian Museum
BAT4493R - Armament
Cannon plug: wood.
Site Area Code Mid-West
Site Location Barbers bowl concretion/
Number of Items 1
Registration Number 4493
ANCODS 1976 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: N/A
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...
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