The Adventures of Captain Bligh

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The Adventures of Captain Bligh

<p>William Bligh is famous as captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. But few people know that Bligh was the centre of a later, much larger mutiny, when he lost

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William Bligh is famous as captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. But few people know that Bligh was the centre of a later, much larger mutiny, when he lost not just a ship but the entire colony of NSW to a group of disgruntled settlers and soldiers. We look at Bligh’s seafaring journeys with James Cook, the remarkable story of survival after the mutiny on the Bounty and the later “Rum Rebellion”. As author Rob Mundle has titled his book – Bligh – Master Mariner, we too will explore the life and times of this extraordinary man.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Rob Mundle, Bligh – Master Mariner, Halstead 2007
  • Stephen Dando-Collins, Captain Bligh’s other Mutiny


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Bligh and Cook
  • Exploring the South and North Pacific
  • Cook’s three global journeys
  • Was Bligh as bad as they say he was?
  • The Breadfruit saga
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • The Rum Rebellion


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of the life and times of William Bligh.
  2. Be confident of understanding the two main mutinies in Bligh’s life.