Batavia and Cape Inscription
The wreck of the Batavia
As part of the Australian Government's Gifts to the Nation, the Western Australian Museum received a grant to investigate land sites associated with the wreck of the Batavia.
This subsite explores all of these wrecks and the story behind the Batavia.
Dirk Hartog Island is of the greatest historical importance, being the site of the earliest recorded European landfall on the Western Australian coast.