Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT3705a - Lead


Lead artefact recovered from Batavia

Musket balls: wired.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Found stern post

Number of Items 6

Material Lead

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3705

ID 25227

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-foot (9....