Yes, an education they are getting alright. We allowed Aidan to read one of the books Celia and I were reading on the Batavia – not so sure this was a good idea.
There where many interesting words and expressions we had to explain to him in not so obvious words as a result. Hopefully though, by the time high school comes around for him and hopefully the history of the Batavia is taught, he will know about the Batavia better than most at his age …but we still cannot (reasonably) explain those redheads of Geraldton without conjecture. 🙂
What an amazing adventure! The boys are getting an incredible education and if they don’t teach this story in school now then at least they know about it. One rumour has it that some aborigines with red hair are the descendants of those who were left on the mainland. And no, the town was not named after me