Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW4644 - Animal


Bone fragments.

Site Location Gun Island: Area 7: Hole 1190/21 (xyz- 25/40/25 cm)

Number of Items 7

Material Animal

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4644

ID 22604

Status Commonwealth

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...