By Peta Ait-chison
From page 22 of the September, 1975 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1975 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved
Not far from the Western Australian coastline, on an island of the Monte Bello Group, a ship was wrecked in 1622. It was the Tryal, out of Plymouth, England, carrying a special cargo of gold ornaments for the King of Siam and 400 gold doubloons for Bat-avia.
It is estimated by today's standards that the gold and other valuable cargo, exclusive of the doubloons, would be worth a million dollars or more. The doubloons would be collector's items worth many times their face value.
As late as 1969, the wreck was pinpointed by the recovery of a cannon and some lead ingots, but as yet no one has located the King of Siam's lost treasure.