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Ballast brick

Date: Pre 1629
Overall: 39 x 185 x 85 mm, 1100 g
Medium: Clay
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Transferred from Australian Netherlands Committee on Old Dutch Shipwrecks
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Object Name: Brick
Object No: 00048617
Related Place:Western Australia, Nederland,

User Terms

    A ballast brick excavated fron the wreck site of the BATAVIA. Architectural bricks such as this were used as ballast during transportation and would have then been used in building projects in Batavia.
    SignificanceThis brick is associated with the oldest Dutch shipwreck discovered on the Australian coast and part of a collection of ballast bricks that are representative of European presence near the Australian continent in the 17th century.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Ballast brick

    Collection title: ANCODS (Australian Netherlands Committee on Old Dutch Shipwrecks) collection

    Related Sites Beacon Island

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