The Batavia Tapestry Project

Journey back in time to 1629, to the shipwreck of the Batavia off Western Australia.

The Batavia was the Titanic of her day, fatefully shipwrecked on her maiden voyage. However they didn’t all go down with the ship… The tale of the marooned survivors, held captive by pirates, is rife with murder, mutiny, mayhem and ultimately heroism.

The remarkable story was the subject of Melinda Piesse’s Master of Fine Arts, and her depth of knowledge is reflected in a detailed and beautiful narrative tapestry.

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