Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny
The true story of the military coup that turned Australia into a two year rebel republic. William Bligh is notorious in early Australian history as the captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. Few people know that Bligh was the centre of a much larger mutiny 19 years later, when he lost not just a ship, but the entire continent of Australia. In January 1808, the British army corps stationed in Australia rose up, deposed and imprisoned Governor Bligh. For the next 2 years the military officers and colonists brutally ran the colony as their private kingdom. This is the story of two men - Bligh and John Macarthur who were hell bent on crushing each other. Paperback, 336 pages.