The Adventures of Captain Bligh

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 will explore the life and times of this extraordinary man.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

SUGGESTED READING

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

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Cook’s journeys
  • William Bligh on Cook’s final journey
  • Bligh and the Bounty
  • The Mutiny and fate of the mutineers
  • Bligh’s heroic journey to Batavia, and then London
  • Bligh appointed the 4th Governor of New South Wales
  • Bligh’s problems with the NSW Corps
  • The ‘Rum Rebellion’
  • A visit to William Bligh House, London

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of William Bligh, his challenges, personality and reasons behind the two mutinies.
$39 Limited

<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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08 Jun
$39 Limited

<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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14 Jun

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