William Bligh Quotes

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There's things that happen in a person's life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there's no forgetting them. John Boyne April 28, 1789: The real-life mutiny that inspired John Boyne's novel, Mutiny on the Bounty, took place aboard the HMS Bounty 224 years ago today. Half the ship's crew, seduced by several months of good life on Tahiti, rose up against Captain William Bligh. Some of the mutineers' descendants still live on Pitcairn Island
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John Boyne (Mutiny on the Bounty)
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seen as soon as the reefs, from a ship’s mast
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William Bligh (The Bounty Mutiny)
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Many men would have been ruined by the events that transpired on the Bounty, but William Bligh was not many men: in fact, most experts agree that he was, at most, one.
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Ben Pobjie (Error Australis: the reality recap of Australian history)
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Bligh attempted to characterise the coup against him as revenge for his efforts to curb the spirit trade, while Johnston and the other rebels maintained it was because he was an insufferable twat. In 1855, William Howitt, a rabid teetotaller who blamed all of the evils of the world on alcohol, drank Bligh’s rum-spiked Kool-Aid and renamed the Great Rebellion of 1808 the Rum Rebellion. The name stuck.
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David Hunt (Girt (The Unauthorised History of Australia #1))
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It would seem that to Bligh, infliction of punishment was like sickness, and scurvy, something that had no place on a well-run ship. William Bligh had set out to make the perfect voyage.
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Caroline Alexander (The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty)