“Goodbye” Captain Bligh Died 7 December 1817



William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and  colonial administrator. A mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789 when Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, after being set adrift in the Bounty’s launch by the mutineers.

Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with a remit to clean up the rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion.



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