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Western Australia Historic Shipwrecks

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Western Australia has 830 known wrecks, of which 103 have been located and are protected under State or Federal legislation and currently come under Museum legislation or administration. The earliest site is the English East India Company ship Trial lost off the Montebello Islands in1622. Four Dutch East India Company shipwrecks include the Batavia lost in the Houtman Abrolhos in 1629, the Vergulde Draak, lost north of Perth in 1656; the Zuiddorp lost north of Kalbarri in 1712 and the Zeewijk lost in the Houtman Abrolhos in 1727. Four nineteenth century ships were lost before European settlement in Western Australia that occurred in 1829: the British whaler Lively (c. 1809); the American China trader Rapid (1811); the Portuguese advice boat Correio da Azia (1816); and the British sealer Belinda (1824). Wrecks continue to be reported and discovered and in the last year three new sites were recorded.

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Western Australia has 830 known wrecks, of which 103 have been located and are protected under State or Federal legislation and currently come under Museum legislation or administration. The earliest site is the English East India Company ship Trial lost off the Montebello Islands in1622. Four Dutch East India Company shipwrecks include the Batavia lost in the Houtman Abrolhos in 1629 which is associated with the infamous massacre of over 125 men, women and children; the Vergulde Draak, lost north of Perth in 1656; the Zuiddorp lost north of Kalbarri in 1712 and the Zeewijk lost in the Houtman Abrolhos in 1727. Four nineteenth century ships were lost before European settlement in Western Australia that occurred in 1829: the British whaler Lively (c. 1809); the American China trader Rapid (1811); the Portuguese advice boat Correio da Azia (1816); and the British sealer Belinda (1824). Wrecks continue to be reported and discovered and in the last year three new sites were recorded.

Data time period: 1622 to 1824

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Spatial Coverage And Location

text: Houtman Abrolhos

text: Kalbarri

text: Western Australia

text: Montebello Islands

text: Houtman Abrolhos

text: Perth, Western Australia

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  • Local : WAM 29