The story of how the Dutch merchant vessel Batavia became wrecked off the coast of Western Australia in June 1629 and the bloody aftermath is a fascinating tale of maritime treachery, murder and heroism.
Sections of the ship's hull have been reconstructed and are on display at the Western Australian Maritime Museum. Other artefacts are on display at the Western Australian Museum in Geraldton.
The Batavia Shipwreck Site and Survivor Camps Area 1629 - Houtman Abrolhos was included in the National Heritage List on 6 April 2006.
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