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Which British Sea Captain & Fourth Governor Of New South Wales Was At The Heart Of Australia's Only Military Coup?

If you guessed William Bligh (1754-1817) of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ fame, you’re right.

He was appointed on the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks in London as the fourth Governor of New South Wales, as the early colony of Australia was called. 238 more words

Australian History


April 28th in history:

On April 28th, 1947, explorer Thor Heyerdahl and five crewmates began a voyage on the raft “Kon-Tiki,” to prove that people from South America could have settled Pacific islands. 80 more words

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September 9 in history

9 –  Arminius’ alliance of six Germanic tribes ambushed and annihilated three Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest… 585 more words


Reappraising the mutiny on board HMS Bounty

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


The most famous mutiny in history: the mutiny on the Bounty

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