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Title: Lord of the Flies with Grown-Ups. "Batavia's Graveyard", by Mike Dash. [review]
Authors: Goldsworthy, Peter
Keywords: Book review
Australia -- History
Issue Date: Jun-2002
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Goldsworthy, Peter 2002. Lord of the Flies with Grown-Ups. Review of "Batavia's Graveyard" by Mike Dash. 'Australian Book Review', No 242, June/July, 30-31.
Series/Report no.: No 242
Abstract: The Batavia, the finest ship of the Dutch Golden Age, left Amsterdam for the colony of Java in October 1628 on its maiden voyage. Approximately three hundred men, women and children were on board. It was wrecked on Houtman’s Abrolhos, a string of Western Australian atolls. Pelsaert set off in a small boat with his second-in-charge, the ship’s skipper, and reached the city of Batavia (now Jakarta) in an epic of small-craft navigation. In his absence, a group of men led by Undermerchant Jeronimus Cornelisz established a reign of terror on the island known as Batavia’s Graveyard. Killings commenced, at first secretly, and on semi-judicial disciplinary grounds, then more openly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1799
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 242 - June / July 2002

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