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Issue Details: First known date: 1966 1966
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'In 1629, the Dutch East India merchantman the Batavia was wrecked on reef islands off the West Australian coast while on a routine trip to Indonesia. What followed this disaster is a harrowing tale of desertion, betrayal and murder. More than 125 men, women and children were murdered by mutineers caught in a frenzy of bloodlust and greed. By the time the rescue ship finally arrived, months later, the marooned were caught in a desperate battle between soldiers trying to defend the survivors and the mutineers who were bent on leaving no witnesses.

'More than three hundred years later, Hugh Edwards, a West Australian reporter and diving enthusiast, started to search for the lost ship. When Edwards and his team found the Batavia, they discovered the final piece of a story that has gripped Australians for over a century. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Based on the wreck of the "Batavia", this book won the Sir Thomas White Memorial Prize.

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Works about this Work

Ahoy Batavia Linda Parri , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Times [Perth] , 27 March 2016; (p. 25)

'Moves are under way to turn one of [Western Australia's] most fascinating historical stories into a film starring Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe...' (Linda Parri).

On My Bedside Table Paul Rogers , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 January 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of A Fortunate Life A. B. Facey 1980 single work autobiography ; Islands of Angry Ghosts Hugh Edwards 1966 single work ; Highway to Hell : The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott Clinton Walker 1994 single work biography
On My Bedside Table Paul Rogers , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 January 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of A Fortunate Life A. B. Facey 1980 single work autobiography ; Islands of Angry Ghosts Hugh Edwards 1966 single work ; Highway to Hell : The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott Clinton Walker 1994 single work biography
Ahoy Batavia Linda Parri , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Times [Perth] , 27 March 2016; (p. 25)

'Moves are under way to turn one of [Western Australia's] most fascinating historical stories into a film starring Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe...' (Linda Parri).

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