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)

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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
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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