Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny
By (author) Stephen Dando-Collins
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Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny by Stephen Dando-Collins
Book DescriptionThe rollicking story of two powerful and colourful men and the only military coup in Australian history. William Bligh is famous as captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. But few people know that Bligh was the centre of a later, much larger mutiny, when he lost not just a ship but the entire continent of Australia. On January 26, 1808, the British army corps stationed in Australia rose up and deposed the British governor. Locking him up, a cabal of military officers and colonists ran Australia as their private kingdom for the next two years. The deposed, imprisoned governor was none other than William Bligh, by this time famous for the Bounty affair and for fighting heroically under Admiral Nelson. The British Government had thought Bligh's reputation as a tough, no-nonsense man and war hero equipped him for the job in Australia. But it was Bligh's reputation as the 'Bounty Bastard' that preceded him to the colony. John Macarthur and his friends among the officers of the New South Wales Corps joked about it, and prepared to send yet another inept governor (number 4) home in disgrace. Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny shares
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741667981
(234mm x 153mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Stephen Dando-Collins
Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of the acclaimed Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny. Pasteur's Gambit was shortlisted for the science prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and won the Queensland Premier's Science Award. Crack Hardy, his most personal history, received wide acclaim. Mistaken Identity tells another episode of previously undiscovered Australian history. Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus is a biography of Australia's Father of Federation. He also writes about American and ancient Greek history, and his series about the legions of ancient Rome has found considerable success in the US, UK and Australia and been translated into numerous foreign languages. Stephen has also written several books for children and young adults including the Caesar the War Dog series, Tank Boys and Chance in a Million. Stephen and his wife, Louise, live and write in a former nunnery in Tasmania's Tamar Valley.
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