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Sawaij

Saway, situated on the bay of the same name on Ceram's northern coast, was the first Dutch settlement to be established on this coast. Establishing a presence in the north and east of Ceram was less important to the Company than acquiring a foothold on the other islands which made up Ambon (the central and southern Moluccas). The outpost at Saway comprised a simple building surrounded by a stockade, a wooden perimeter fence. By 1788 or thereabouts the Company had fortified this settlement, which also boasted a stone powder magazine, with an additional 44 men.

historical name

Sawaij

Saway

country Indonesia
region Seram
function Post

Literature