Significance And Significance Of Onrust Island

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Introduction Onrust Island is one of the islands located in Jakarta Bay, along with Cipir Island, Kelor Island, and Bidadari Island, all four are parts of Onrust Island Archaeological Park. Onrust Island measured of a 120000 m², although the size is relatively small, Onrust Island is rich in archaeological remains. The archaeological remains are varied, ranging from 17th to 20th century. Those are the evidence of the long history of Onrust Island. The early notes on Onrust Island appeared in 1610 when the VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) requested approval from Prince of Jayakarta to utilize Onrust Island for shipbuilding purposes. Subsequently, in 1615 a shipyard was build in Onrust Island for maintaining VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) ships (Heuken 2016). The year of 1619 was the beginning of Onrust Island’s bustle when the VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) succeed to took control of Jayakarta (Batavia) and diverted …show more content…

One of the most important is the determination of significance or importance. Research on its significance will help to formulate policy and guidelines to manage the island, to optimizing its potential while maintaining the preservation of Onrust Island’s physical and value. The Heritage Protection Act also expecting heritage to beneficial to public/community in terms of economic and ideology. Methods The aim of this research is to determine the significance of Onrust island. The research is following the cultural significance/value assessments process created by Mason (2008). The research flow consists of three steps; identification; elaboration; and statement of significance. In this paper, as it is a preliminary study, the discussion is limited to the first step of the assessment process. The identification conducted in the site through field survey, a study of archives and records, and stakeholders

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