Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

BAT4694 - Human


Unid. bone fragments.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Beacon Island. Square 4A/Spit 5

Number of Items 7

Material Human

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4694

ID 27055

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-foot (9....