Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW3087 - Glass


Large onion bottle base sherd

Site Area Code Mid-West

Site Location Reef, middle

Number of Items 1

Material Glass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 3087

ID 111936

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...