Bligh's Place in Australia

Kellea Croft

Margate, Australia

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How many remember the story of “Mutiny on the Bounty”? How many people knew that it is based on a true story?
William Bligh went on after the mutiny to become a governor in Australia. Believe it or not he was even popular among the citizens of the Hawkesbury region, he received many personalized signatures of establishment into office by over 135 signature of freemen of Sydney. Bligh did well by the people trying to help in the recent floods of the era.
Of course more trouble came his way, the rum rebellion led to his arrest and consequent shipping back to England. Before he left he did spend a lot of time on his farm among the citizens that adored him. Those same people even defended him and wrote their account of what they considered the causes of the rebellion.
When the “Mutiny on the Bounty” movie came out in theatres the movie house in Blackheath had a special guest, a grandson of William Bligh that still lived in the area. He came to see how the movie portrayed his grandfather. He was not impressed.
This statue lies in the park beside Cadman’s House in Sydney cove.

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