Western Australian Museum
ZW4989 - Cargo
Barrel hoop fragment
Site Area Code Mid-West
Site Location Gun Island: Hole 160/R (xyz-30/30/50 cm)
Number of Items 1
Registration Number 4989
ANCODS 1979 Netherlands Govt. Allocation: RS.1772(33)
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...
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