Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW5650 - Textile


Textile artefact recovered from Zeewijk

Mounted newspaper clipping referring to Stokes swivel gun, titled “View of Dutch Four-Pounder Bronze Gun”. Related to ZW111R (stokes gun replica).

Site Area Code Mid-West

Number of Items 1

Material Textile

Museum Reference

Registration Number 5650

ID 112536

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...