Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT3936 - Lead

Batavia

Lead sheet with nail holes (morning star?)

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location West Wallabi, Limestone Structure #1 (Slaughter Point) WW/ER/A1/S/17

Material Lead

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3936

ID 27198

Status Commonwealth

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...