Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum


The ANCODS (Agreement between Australia and the Netherlands Concerning Old Dutch Shipwrecks) collection consists of artefacts recovered from the four Dutch East India Company ships that sank along the Western Australian coast in the 17th and 18th centuries. The collection is rich and varied including bullion, cargo and building materials, navigational equipment, arms and armament, medical supplies, personal possessions of the crew and passengers, human and animal remains, and artefacts relating to the ships, their sails and rigging. The ANCODS collection was consolidated into the one collection at the WA Museum on 21 March 2011.

The ANCODS shipwreck artefact database provides a fully searchable index of all shipwrecks artefacts pertaining to consolidated ANCODS colection.

This video documents Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde as she unloads the final artefacts to consolidate the ANCODS collection.