Batavia Panorama, Australia

Batavia ([baːˈtaːviaː] (listen)) was the flagship of the Dutch East India Company. It was built in Amsterdam, Dutch Republic, in 1628. Batavia sailed on her maiden voyage for the capital of the Dutch East Indies, Batavia.

The ship wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos off the coast of Western Australia. The wreck killed approximately 40 of its 341 passengers. A mutiny amongst the survivors led to a massacre. This massacre remains Australia's largest recorded mass murder.

The Western Australian Museum's Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle displays relics recovered from the wreckage.


Panoramas of the 200 most prominent Australia Points of Interest