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By Mike Dash

In 1628 the Dutch East India corporation loaded the Batavia, the flagship of its fleet, with a king’s ransom in gold, silver, and gemstones for her maiden voyage to Java; the send itself used to be a tangible image of the world’s richest and strongest monopoly.

The corporation additionally despatched alongside a brand new worker to protect its treasure. He used to be Jeronimus Corneliszoon, a disgraced and bankrupt guy with nice aura and dangerously heretical rules. With assistance from a couple of disgruntled sailors, he hatched a plot to grab the send and her riches. The mutiny may need succeeded, yet at nighttime morning hours of June three, 1629, the Batavia smashed via a coral reef and ran aground on a small chain of islands close to Australia. The captain and skipper escaped the damage, and in a tiny lifeboat they set sail for Java—some 1,500 miles north—to summon aid. greater than 250 fearful survivors waded ashore, grateful to be alive. regrettably, Jeronimus and the mutineers had survived too, and the nightmare was once basically starting.

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