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What year was the Batavia wreck?

What year was the Batavia wreck?


How was the Batavia shipwreck found?

In 1963, the first successful excavations were conducted on Beacon Island, where 17th century Dutch artefacts were found in association with human skeletons. These finds confirmed a hunch that the island had been Batavia’s Graveyard, and led to the discovery of the shipwreck on nearby Morning Reef.

Where is the wreck of the Batavia?

The Batavia wreck site is located in the Wallabi group of the Houtman Abrolhos, a series of low reefs and islands lying about 65 kilometres off the Western Australian coast. Human skeletal remains of passengers and crew murdered by the mutineers were recovered from Beacon Island in the 1960s.

How deep is the Batavia shipwreck?

four to six metres
With tales of murderous mutiny, the Batavia Shipwreck off the coast of Geraldton is one of Western Australia’s best known historic dive sites. The ship lies in four to six metres of clear Indian Ocean making it an excellent dive spot for people of all diving abilities.

What happened to the survivors of the Batavia?

In the end, after it was all over and all mutineers had been executed, only approximately 116 Batavia survivors remained alive (not including desertions, deaths, births, or any unknown additional passengers).

What is Batavia called today?

The Dutch name Batavia remained the internationally recognized name until full Indonesian independence was achieved and Djakarta was officially proclaimed the national capital (and its present name recognized) on December 27, 1949. Pre-1949 map of southern Sumatra and western Java showing Jakarta as Batavia.

Why did the Batavia sink?

Their planned mutiny never happened because Batavia stuck Morning Reef. Strong winds, a lack of knowledge of the ship’s longitude and nigh-time conditions probably combined to drive the ship to disaster. It is estimated up to 100 people died in the immediate aftermath of the Batavia wrecking on the reef.

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What is the old name of Indonesia?

Netherlands East Indies
Formal Name: Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia; the word Indonesia was coined from the Greek indos—for India—and nesos—for island). Short Form: Indonesia. Former Names: Netherlands East Indies; Dutch East Indies.

Why is Jakarta sinking?

Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea-level rise. But Indonesia’s biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to survive. And it’s causing the city to sink.

Is Borneo a part of Indonesia?

Covering an area of roughly 287,000 square miles, Borneo is the third-largest island in the world. It is divided into four political regions: Kalimantan belongs to Indonesia; Sabah and Sarawak are part of Malaysia; a small remaining region comprises the sultanate of Brunei.

Where is the Batavia shipwreck in Western Australia?

Artefacts recovered from these excavations were treated by the Western Australian Museum’s Department of Materials Conservation and may now be seen in the Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle, and in the Western Australian Museum in Geraldton. During the excavation, part of the hull of the vessel was uncovered.

How did the Batavia get rebuilt in Fremantle?

During the excavation, part of the hull of the vessel was uncovered. The hull was carefully recorded and raised. After a number of years of conservation treatment, the remains were rebuilt in the Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle. The hull represents the centre-piece for the Batavia Gallery display.

Where is the Shipwreck Museum in Fremantle WA?

The WA Shipwrecks Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station. Visit the Transperth website for timetables. The WA Shipwrecks Museum is serviced by free Fremantle Cat Service, at Blue stop 17. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

Where are the shipwrecks located in Western Australia?

Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh Dish, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.