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The shipwreck of the Batavia is a tale of mutiny, love, lust, a reign of terror, murder, sexual slavery, survival, retribution, rescue and more. And who better to tell it than Peter FitzSimons, one of Australia’s best selling writers?


Gerard Callinan

Gerard Callinan is a broadcaster with ABC Gippsland. Gerard has been a fixture of the ABC Gippsland team since September 2000, when – while the world was busy watching the Sydney Olympics and Cathy Freeman – he became the rural reporter for the region. Over the next three years he learne... Read more

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons is a former Wallaby and journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He has interviewed everyone from President George Bush Snr to Sir Edmund Hillary to every Australian Prime Minister since Gough Whitlam. He is also a popular after-dinner speaker and the only Wallaby s... Read more


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