Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Abrolhs Islands Archaeological Sites Interim Report

Author/s Sanbury, M., Ed.

Year of publication 2000

Report Number: No. 5

A Coastwest/ Coastcare grant was awarded to the Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fisheries WA and associated government agencies and community groups to assess the extent of the archaeological evidence relating to the Batavia (1629) incident in the Wallabi Group, Houtman

Abrolhos. This report describes the work undertaken and makes management recommendations and suggests strategies to ensure that the heritage content of the sites is protected and, at the same time, accessible for the benefit of the public. The objective is to improve interagency

cooperation, and provide both increased information to visitors and community involvement in management.