Wreck of the Batavia (Part 1)

In the mid-17th century, when an unmapped Australia was still only known as Terra Australis Incognita, a Dutch East India Company vessel wrecked off the West coast, only days before mutineers could seize the ship in a bloody uprising.

The tale of the Batavia is a story of the harshness of our wide, brown land and how it can turn good people to the foulest actions out of desperation and fear. The mutiny, murder and megalomania that gave Australia its first European settlers.