Many trading ships of the time had started to use a "fast route" to Indonesia, which used the strong Roaring Forties winds to carry them across the Indian Ocean to within sight of the west coast of Australia whence they would make a left turn and head north towards Indonesia. No search was undertaken, presumably because the VOC had no idea whether and where the ship had been wrecked or taken by pirates and possibly due to prior expensive but fruitless attempts to search for other missing ships, even when an approximate wreck location was known. Their fate was unknown until the 20th century when the wreck site was discovered on a remote part of the Western Australian coast between Kalbarri and Shark Bay, approximately 40 km north of the Murchison River.This rugged section of coastline was subsequently named the Zuytdorp Cliffs, remaining the preserve of the Indigenous inhabitants and one of the last great wildernesses until the advent of the sheep stations established in the late 19th century.
In 1834, Aborigines told a farmer near the recently colonised Perth about a wreck some distance to the north.
With references to a wreck and coins on the beach, details strongly point to the Zuytdorp; however, the colonists presumed it was a recent wreck and sent rescue parties who failed to find the wreck or any survivors.
Although she’s been groomed for this moment by her demanding father, Bill Baker (Michael Beach), the end of Ginny’s improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one.
She’s representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight.
After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don’t even want Ginny on the field.
One of the players watching Ginny’s back is center fielder Blip Sanders (Mo Mc Rae), an old friend from the minor leagues.Something, perhaps a violent storm, occurred and the Zuytdorp was wrecked on a desolate section of the West Australian coast.Survivors scrambled ashore and camped near the wreck site.A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut.Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates.He pointed out the exact location to Phillip Playford.