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A replica of a section of the captain’s cabin of the sail ship Batavia, a Dutch East Indianman

Part of the exhibition of the recovered wreck of the Batavia which was wrecked in 1629 on Morning Reef in the Wallabi Group of the Abrolhas Islands. At the top of the timbers can be seen an opened portal.

This section of the Batavia is preserved in a section of the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle WA.

Definitely worth a walk around this exhibit and to see the huge beams in their rough state which formed the inside of the ship

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  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    Love this one…..

  • Thank you, it was a good exhibit

    – kalaryder

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 1 year ago

    Looks roomy, but whaat about bed and clothes aand maps etc. I could never make it.

  • haha :)

    – kalaryder

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Great exhibit, super image …

  • Thanks Tom

    – kalaryder

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomover 1 year ago

    I love this Kala, I was really very interested with all the history of the Batavia and learned as much as I could when we visited Perth quite some time ago now. The grand old ship must have had such a painful death on that sharp and craggy reef. I also saw the film they made about the shipwrecked crew but it was the ship that stirred my romantic heart!!!

  • Me too, I was delighted with the exhibit room and information

    – kalaryder

  • trish725
    trish725over 1 year ago

  • Thank you most kindly Trish

    – kalaryder

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Beautiful muted image, Kala!

  • Much appreciated Lynn

    – kalaryder

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 1 year ago

    Chosen for Tone / Balance / Composition / and Clarity.

  • Oh wow, thank you very much Larry, very appreciated

    – kalaryder

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    Great information, Kala – it makes this so much more than just an image:>) The room is very spare, even for a Captain. Congratulations on your feature in A Love of Boats – FAVE:>)

  • Thank you very much

    – kalaryder

  • Jennifer Eurell
    Jennifer Eurellover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot. I’m currently reading Peter Fitzsimons ‘Batavia’ – gruesome. I’d probably imagined the captains cabin a bit more plush than that – but I guess the Dutch were a bit austere.

  • It is only a section of a replicated cabin display in the main display area of the museum

    – kalaryder

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 1 year ago

    beautiful light — and so nicely composed K

  • thank you, it was a great exhibit

    – kalaryder

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