Batavia - a Gory Story

“The Batavia Shipwreck is the craziest Australian horror story you've never heard of.”*

A mutiny and a massacre! Hear acclaimed storyteller Jo Henwood re-tell the gory story of Batavia. The Titanic of its day, the Batavia was the flagship of the Dutch East India Company. It was on its maiden voyage to Java in 1628. Instead it met its doom off the coast of Western Australia!

A replica of the Batavia shown alongside one of the unearthed Batavia massacre victims.

Replica of the Batavia, completed in 1995, which is based in Lelystad, the Netherlands-Photo: ADzee via Wikimedia
Batavia_victim By Guy de la Bedoyere – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=57590134

*(quote from SBS’s Maria Lewis)

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Course testimonials:

  • I enjoyed every minute. Jo was passionate and very knowledgeable. Will look for more classes she leads.