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William Bligh

Vice Admiral William Bligh was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A historic mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia. (wiki)

Connected Sites

  • Australian Convict Sites Lived at Government House, Parramatta whilst governor of NSW
  • Great Barrier Reef During his "open boat voyage" to Timor after the Mutiny on the Bounty he sailed through its waters and landed at several islands including, from 28-31 May 1789, "Restoration Island" which was named by him Link
  • Sub-Antarctic Islands The Bounty Islands - discovered by Bligh in 1788 whilst on his way to Tahiti and named after his ship

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