BAT4001B - Sharpening/grinding
Sharpening stone piece: shale, sl. phyllitic.
Site Area Code Mid-West
Site Location Inshore reef
Number of Items 1
Registration Number 4001
ANCODS 1979 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: ANMM (00046372)
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...
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