What happened to survivors of VOC ship Zuytdorp?
The Zuytdorp was one of four VOC ships that wrecked on the coast of New Holland in 1712.
Nothing was known about the circumstances for nobody reached Batavia to tell the tale.
She had 286 people on board and her disappearance was a great loss for the VOC for she carried a large treasure of silver coins and other valuables, used for trading.
Historians showed little interest even when it became known through an Aboriginal woman, Ada Drage, in 1927.