Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Long Island archaeological survey 30 September – 3 October 2005

Author/s R. Anderson, M. Gainsford and C. Souter

Year of publication 2005

Report Number: 209

Long Island in the Wallabi Group, Houtman Abrolhos has been selected as the site for a proposed nature based tourism operation. The Department of Maritime Archaeology, Western Australian Maritime Museum (WAMM) was engaged by MBS Environmental, on behalf of Humfrey Land Developments to conduct a surface survey (visual and metal detection) of the area of impact of the tourism development on Long Island. The objective of this survey was to identify any cultural remains that may relate to the wrecking of the Batavia and subsequent mutiny in 1629.