Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Experts to probe possible historic shipwreck items


October 17, 2005

Archaeologists from the WA Museum will today visit Kalbarri, in the state's mid-west, to investigate artefacts that may be from a historic shipwreck.

Three Kalbarri men believe they have found musket balls and part of a tiller from a whaling boat.

The items were found near the spot where explorer George Grey reported his boat had been wrecked in 1839.

It is the same area where two Batavia sailors were marooned nearly 400 years ago.

A WA Museum archaeologist will investigate whether the items are authentic and take a closer look at the area where they were found.


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