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A famous ship wreck and a Dutch surrender; the boredem of a typist and the challenges of a seaman; a politician, a rugby success and a drunken cabbie. A stolen cup and a misnamed obelisk; a poor child and a great ocean liner.
Friday 7th September 1838 was the morning when William Darling and his daughter Grace risked their lives to save others stranded on a rock in rough seas with a gale force wind. 3,131 more words
In late December 1787, HMS Bounty set sail for Tahiti under the command of Lieutenant William Bligh, a 33-year-old career sailor who had voyaged to the far reaches of the Pacific with Captain Cook and served with distinction during several sea battles against the Dutch in the American War of Independence. 435 more words
Known as the most famous mutiny in history, the Mutiny on the Bounty is a compelling tale of ambition, hedonism, betrayal, seamanship and tragedy – all set against the idyllic tropical backdrop of the South Pacific. 487 more words