Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT3731 - Copper/brass


Copper/brass artefact recovered from Batavia

Handle from lid: copper.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Fort Knox"" concretion/""

Number of Items 1

Material Copper/brass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3731

ID 8831

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1979 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: ANMM (00046369)

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...