Don’t miss this rare chance to see the original Hartog plate, on loan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to mark 400 years since Hartog’s historic landing.
On 25 October 1616, Dutch mariner Dirk Hartog sailed into history when he made the first documented European landing on the west coast of Australia in the Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship Eendracht. Hartog and his crew left an inscribed pewter plate in Shark Bay, Western Australia, as a testimony of their visit. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the original Hartog plate, on loan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to mark 400 years since Hartog’s historic landing.
In keeping with the Dutch theme at the museum The Batavia Tapestry is currently showing in the the Tasman Light gallery- an intriguing new large-scale embroidered work by Melbourne textile artist Melinda Piesse illustrating the tragic story of the wreck of the VOC flagship Batavia in 1629.
Open daily, 9.30am–5pm, from 5 May 2017.
Included in the Free Galleries Ticket.
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Batavia was wrecked on its maiden voyage to the East Indies (now Indonesia), carrying more than 300 people along with a valuable cargo of trading goods. The ensuing tale of mutiny, mayhem and massacre remains one of the darkest chapters in Australia’s maritime history.
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
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sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777