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An interesting historical event in Australian history, 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/17

Scope and Contents

A translation of the Dutch account, published in 1647, of the wreck of the 'Batavia' on the Abrolhos Islands and subsequent events of 1628-1629 (85 pages). Some extracts from Saville-Kent's 'A naturalist in Australia' have been added, and there are four pages of illustrations taken from the Dutch account.


  • Creation: 1923


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Biographical / Historical

Ernest Weare was a Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by W.E.L. Weare, 1923.

Existence and Location of Copies

In his introduction Weare records that he had six copies of the typescript made and lists the names of the recipients.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Weare, Ernest E L, fl 1885-1923

Finding aid date

2004-02-04 13:34:24+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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