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Winnie the Pooh
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posted 17 December 2006 08:45 AM      Profile for Winnie the Pooh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In the tale of the Batavia, truth is far better than fiction. In 1628 the Batavia, the flagship of the the Dutch East India Company, sailed from Holland enroute to Java.

Her hold was full of gold, silver, and gems as she sailed out on her maiden voyage. Besides her crew, she carried gentleman, a noble woman, a minister's family, various dignataries, and a detachment of soldiers.

And one charismatic psychopathic murderer.

In the pre-dawn light of June 3, 1629, the Batavia hit a corral reef off of Australia. More than 250 survivors waded ashore a small barren island.

And the murders began.

Batavia's Graveyard, written by Mike Dash.

Other books on the subject:

Voyage of Disaster, Henrietta Drake-Brockman
Island of Angry Ghost, Hugh Edwards
The Company, Arabella Edge (Fiction)


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N.R.KISSED
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posted 17 December 2006 01:34 PM      Profile for N.R.KISSED     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think with a boat load of 17th colonial imperialistsand their plunder you would expect more than just one psychopathic murderer. In fact I would imagine that would be the norm.

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Winnie the Pooh
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posted 17 December 2006 02:57 PM      Profile for Winnie the Pooh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, they were dutch colonialists. The Dutch East India Company made the British East India Company look like saints.
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