Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

ZW5566 - Glass


Onion bottle fragments, including two neck fragments.

Number of Items 10

Material Glass

Museum Reference

Registration Number 5566

ID 23461

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...