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28 April the Bounty mutineers, led by the vessel’s master’s mate Fletcher Christian, set their captain, Lt William Bligh, and 18 loyal members of the crew adrift in a launch in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean.
William Bligh, pictured in his 1792 account of the Mutiny voyage, A Voyage to the South Sea.
Portrait of Rear Admiral William Bligh, Governor of NSW from by Alexander Huey, He travelled with Captain James Cook on his third voyage, and the Mutiny on the HMS Bounty in 1789 during his command.
The first Australian political cartoon, showing the arrest of Governor William Bligh (of Mutiny on the Bounty infamy) in 1808 in a military coup known as the Rum Rebellion.