Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW6312 - Animal


Animal artefact recovered from Zeewijk

Seals teeth

Site Area Code Mid-West

Number of Items 4

Material Animal

Museum Reference

Registration Number 6312

ID 114115

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...