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Weibbe Hayes Statue

This statue of Weibbe Hayes was created by artist Tony Horn.

Weibbe Hayes was a soldier aboard the Batavia, which was wrecked at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands (Wallabi Group) in 1629. He became a national hero after he led a group of soldiers, sailors and other survivors of the shipwreck against bloody mutineers in the aftermath of the wreck. 

The site also commemorates the innocent victims of this tragedy. 

The statue is located on the corner of Foreshore Drive and Durlacher Street, Geraldton.