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Member Maritime Series: Batavia Shipwrecked

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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Thursday 3 August, 3-5pm

Melinda Piesse will take you on a journey back in time to 1629, to the shipwreck of the Batavia among the Abrolhos Islands off Western Australia.

Batavia was the Titanic of her day, fatefully shipwrecked on her maiden voyage. However, they didn't all go down with the ship ... the tale of the marooned survivors, held captive by pirates, is rife with murder, mutiny, mayhem and ultimately heroism.

This remarkable story was the subject of Melinda Piesse's Master of Fine Arts and her depth of knowledge is reflected in a beautiful narrative tapestry, currently on display at the musuem, in the Tasman Light Gallery until end October 2017.

Image: The artist Melinda Piesse with her Batavia Tapestry. Photography by Kristina Kingston, reproduced courtesy of Melinda Piesse.

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Enquiries: phone +61 2 9298 3646 or email members@anmm.gov.au.

Includes: Afternoon tea in the members lounge.

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