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If you haven't heard of the Batavia shipwreck, you truly have missed out on a story of depravity and barbarity that is known the world over. The tale of the Batavia also has consequences for the history of white settlement in Australia - throw in a good measure of controversy surrounding the discovery of the wreck in 1963, and you have a yarn with so many threads you will want to learn every aspect of this story for months to come.Peter Fitzsimons - Batavia

The Batavia was a “jacht” of the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) that wrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. It was built for the transport of good,... read more

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 13:41

Three of Australia’s rare coin auction houses have exceeded themselves this... read more