Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT4447 - Textile


Textile artefact recovered from Batavia

Fabric: knitted, possibly part of sock or stocking (2 pieces).

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location C2 concretion

Number of Items 1

Material Textile

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4447

ID 8886

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1982 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation: ANMM (00046438)

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...