Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT4001B - Sharpening/grinding

Batavia

Sharpening/grinding artefact recovered from Batavia

Sharpening stone piece: shale, sl. phyllitic.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Inshore reef

Number of Items 1

Material Sharpening/grinding

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4001

ID 8845

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1979 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: ANMM (00046372)

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...