On the Rocks 2

This impressive portico in the WA Shipwreck Gallery was also salvaged from the wreck of the Batavia off the coast of Western Australia. It weighs 37 tonnes and was intended to be part of the gateway into the castle in Batavia (Jakarta).


On the Rocks 1

We recently visited the impressive WA Shipwreck Museum in Fremantle. The photo above shows the Batavia Gallery, which features a reconstructed stern from Dutch ship Batavia. The sailing ship was wrecked on a reef in the Abrolhos Islands, off the coast of Western Australia, in 1629.