Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

An Archaeological Evaluation of Gun Island

Author/s R. Bevacqua

Year of publication 1975

Report Number: 23

On Apri 18th and 9th, 1974ยท this author accompanied Hugh Edlvards and Jeremy Green on an inspection of the Dutch shipwreck 'Zeewyk' and the related sites on Gun Island "here the marooned survivors camped. The goal was to formulate guidelines and recommendations for the archaeological excavation of the land sites. Towards this end, this paper presents a brief resume of Gun Island's history that could be relevant to an archaeological investigation and also outline problems future excavators will have to cope with.

This paper is strictly concerned with the archaeological situation on Gun Island. Discussions of the wreck can be found elsewhere.