Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT539 - Stoneware


Stoneware artefact recovered from Batavia

Jug, beardman,heraldic medallion fragments

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Batavia inside reef

Number of Items 3

Material Stoneware

Museum Reference

Registration Number 539

ID 1489

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


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-foot (9....