Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT2436 - Earthenware

Batavia

Earthenware artefact recovered from Batavia

Jar, earthenware, Apothecary, red ware, inner glazed

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location 080 040 W side C2

Number of Items 1

Material Earthenware

Museum Reference

Registration Number 2436

ID 8664

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1975 Netherlands Govt. Allocation: RS.1770(051)

Map of shipwreck

Batavia

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...