Lucretia single work   poetry   "Nights on Batavia's Graveyard"
Is part of Horizons Lee Knowles 1993 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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  • Author's note: After the wreck of the Batavia in 1629 off the Abrolhos Islands, the fleet's commander, Francisco Pelsaert, left for Java in a small boat. Meanwhile the under-merchant, Jeronimus Cornelius, gained control of the islands and ordered the massacre of 125 people. Lucretia Jansz, who had already suffered a great indignity while on board ship, was forced to become Cornelius' concubine.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Sirocco Days Lee Knowles , South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1993 Z165180 1993 selected work poetry South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1993 pg. 73-76
  • Appears in:
    y Lucretia and Other Poems Lee Knowles , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2007 Z1622152 2007 selected work poetry Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2007 pg. 10-12
Last amended 26 Sep 2011
  • Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Dongara - Geraldton - Northampton area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
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