Quenching the thirst: the Vergulde Draeck shipwreck survivors ashore

Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Vincent Post, Ursula Salmon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In trying to reconstruct what happened to the sailors from the Vergulde Draeck shipwreck who were stranded on the inhospitable western coast of Australia, it is important to ask where they would have found water.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShipwrecks of the Roaring Forties
Subtitle of host publicationResearching Some of Australia’s Earliest Shipwrecks
EditorsJeremy Green, Alistair Paterson
PublisherUniversity of Western Australia Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781760800444
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Vergulde Draak
  • Water
  • Shipwreck survivors
  • Shipwreck Archaeology
  • Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie
  • Dutch East India Company
  • Drinking water


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