Not quite in your sphere of interest, but close, interesting DNA project:
Dutch DNA link to Aboriginals in Western Australia
VOC Historical Society, in collaboration with coastal Aboriginal communities and geneticists in The Netherlands, is investigating the possible existence of a genetic link between VOC shipwreck survivors and current members of the community. Should the work prove that such a link exists, it would settle all the speculation that exists today about what might have happened to the survivors. It would also mean that Europeans settled in Australia long before its Colonial history began and thereby change Australia's early European history. See how many VOC shipwreck survivors there were.