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Painting of First Government House, Sydney, Australia, by John Eyre, where William Bligh served as governor from 1806 to 1808, seven years after the mutiny on the Bounty (c.1807).

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HISTORY CORNER: After the mutiny on the Bounty
February 7, 2021 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: After the mutiny on the Bounty

The story of a harsh Royal Navy officer named Captain Bligh, a bold mutiny by his crew, and a brilliant feat of open sea navigation

It was 1808 and many crewmembers on board Britain’s HMS Bounty hated their captain and urged second-in-command Fletcher Christian to take over the ship.