Sydney : Angus & Robertson | 1973, c1966.
”…the wreck of the Batavia provides the greatest dramatic tragedy in Australian history, beside which the Mutiny on the Bounty is an anaemic tale.
- Voyage to disaster, Henrietta Drake-Brockman
“This is a double-barreled true adventure book. the first half is the harrowing tale of the doomed voyage of the dutch East India merchantman, Batavia, wrecked off the west coast of Australia in 1629, where a band of mutineers carried out a brief but savage reign of terror which took the lives of 125 men, women and children.
The second half of the book describes the Australian undersea expedition which succeeded in surveying the Batavia and recovering a trove of relics from the wreck. Hugh Edwards, a young Australian journalist and skin diving enthusiast, headed the enterprise and has written the account..of the Batavia story which is one of the goriest in the annals of the sea.”
- Los Angeles Times
“A thrilling historical story…The diving story is another thriller”
- Evening Standard
“Edward, am Australian newspaperman, tells his gory tale with a fine combination of scholarship and drama. His expedition ranks with the best in marine archaeology, and so does his book.”
- Chicago Tribune
Cover has subtitle: Australian divers probe a three hundred year mystery and uncover a grim tale of shipwreck, mutiny - and murder.
Maps on lining-papers.
First published, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1966.
207 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 18 cm.
Dewey Call Number
Museum Call Number
Shipwrecks -- Western Australia -- Houtman Abrolhos.
Houtman Abrolhos (W.A.)
Batavia (Ship) -- Juvenile fiction.
Dutch -- Western Australia -- History.
Shipwrecks -- Western Australia.
Shipwrecks: Batavia (Ship). Western Australia. Coastal waters.
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