Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW1469B - Bronze


Pulley bearing, coak, eroded.

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Inside reef area. Post 1-2: 76° 36’; post 2-3 48’50’.

Number of Items 1

Material Bronze

Museum Reference

Registration Number 1469

ID 19419

Status Commonwealth

ANCODS 1977 Netherlands Govt. Allocation

Map of shipwreck


Zeewijk was wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos on 9 June 1727. The Zeewijk did not break up immediately and goods, including the treasure chests, were transferred to Gun Island. It was obvious to the crew that the ship could never be floated from its position locked into the reef.
A rescue group of eleven of the fittest survivors and First Mate set off for Batavia in the longboat on 10 July...