BAT4773 - Marine
Sieve sample (6mm), sticks, marine shell
Site Area Code Mid-West
Site Location West Wallabi coastal structure excavation, Trench AA14, Unit 2
Registration Number 4773
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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