Western Australian Museum
ZW4742 - Fittings
Sheave w/ bronze coake.
Site Area Code Mid-West
Site Location Gun Island: Hole 153R (xyz-70/70/30 cm)
Number of Items 1
Registration Number 4742
ANCODS 1982 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: ANMM (00046462)
Zeewijk was wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos on 9 June 1727. The Zeewijk did not break up immediately and goods, including the treasure chests, were transferred to Gun Island. It was obvious to the crew that the ship could never be floated from its position locked into the reef.
A rescue group of eleven of the fittest survivors and First Mate set off for Batavia in the longboat on 10 July...
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