Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

GT1129 - Animal

Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Animal artefact recovered from Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

Comb fragment: bone.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location 245220

Number of Items 1

Material Animal

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1129

ID 8680

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1979 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: ANMM (00046399)

Map of shipwreck

Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)

The Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) sailed from Texel bound for Batavia (Jakarta), under Pieter Albertsz carrying trade goods and eight chests of silver to the value of 78,6000 guilders. On 28 April 1656 the Vergulde Draeck was wrecked just south of Ledge Point. 75 of the 193 made it to shore. A small boat was sent with the Understeersman and six others to Batavia (now Jakarta) arriving 40 days...