Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW5643 - Clay pipes


Clay pipes artefact recovered from Zeewijk

Clay pipe bowl, incomplete, with Het Springend Hert heelmark.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Gun Island

Number of Items 1

Material Clay pipes

Museum Reference

Registration Number 5643

ID 112158

Map of shipwreck


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...