VOC Batavia wreck site, Abrolhos Islands 2019Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Wreck site of the VOC Batavia wrecked in 1629 on Morning Reef at the Abrolhos Islands off Geraldton, Western Australia.
Revised model captured February 2019 by Dave Jackson
Carrying 322 crew and passengers, the 650 ton Batavia is one of the most infamous and historically significant wrecks on the Australian coastline. The Batavia wrecked in 1629 on Morning Reef in the Wallabi group of the Abrolhos Islands off Geraldton. It is the second oldest known shipwreck in Australian history and has a gruesome story of survival, mutiny and massacre among the survivours of the wreck. With women forced as concubines while the weak, unwilling and sick were murdered by a group of blood thirsty of mutineers, of the 268 castaways marooned on the surrounding islands, less than 150 remained alive by the time a rescue ship was sighted on the horizon.