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by Dash, Mike

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Overview

TitleBatavia's Graveyard : the true story of the mad heretic who led history's bloodiest mutiny
Author / Responsible partyDash, Mike
CollectionNonfiction
GenreHistory.
TopicsHistory. Batavia (Ship) Mutiny -- History -- 17th century. Shipwrecks -- Western Australia -- Houtman Abrolhos. Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2021

Summary

MODERN HISTORY TO 20TH CENTURY: C 1700 TO C 1900. It was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company's flagship, was loaded with a king's ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java. The Batavia was the pride of the Company's fleet, a tangible symbol of the world's richest and most powerful commercial monopoly. She set sail with great fanfare, but the Batavia and her gold would never reach Java, for the Company had also sent along a new employee, Jeronimus Corneliszoon, a bankrupt and disgraced man who possessed disarming charisma and dangerously heretical ideas. With the help of a few disgruntled sailors, Jeronimus soon sparked a mutiny that seemed certain to succeed-but for one unplanned event: In the dark morning hours of June 3, the Batavia smashed through a coral reef and ran aground on a small chain of islands near Australia.

Additional Information

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System control numberS15841
Original Print PublisherLondon : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002.
NarratorGuy Bethell.
Narrator NameGuy Bethell.
Participant or performer noteGuy Bethell.
Narrators GenderMale narrator
Contains Violent ContentGraphic Violence