Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT2321 - Earthenware


Jar, small, light brown inner glaze running over to exterior surface. Redware ointment/apothecary jar (zalfpot or gallipot).

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Locality: NE end of cannon 2

Number of Items 1

Material Earthenware

Museum Reference

Registration Number 2321

ID 783

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30...