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A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, UNDERTAKEN BY COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONVEYING THE BREAD-FRUIT TREE TO THE WEST INDIES, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE BOUNTY, COMMANDED BY LIEUTENANT WILLIAM BLIGH. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MUTINY ON BOARD THE SAID SHIP, AND THE SUBSEQUENT VOYAGE OF PART OF THE CREW, IN THE SHIP'S BOAT, FROM TOFOA, ONE OF THE FRIENDLY ISLANDS, TO TIMOR, A DUTCH SETTLEMENT IN THE EAST INDIES. THE WHOLE ILLUSTRATED WITH CHARTS, ETC. PUBLISHED BY PERMISSION OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY.
CONTENTS (abridged list)
Plan of the Expedition.
Outfit and Occurrences to the time of leaving England.
Description of the Breadfruit.
Departure from England.
Arrival at Tenerife.
Sail from thence.
Arrival off Cape Horn.
Severity of the Weather.
Obliged to bear away for the Cape of Good Hope.
Passage towards the Cape of Good Hope and Search after Tristan da Cunha.
Arrival at False Bay. Occurrences there.
Reports concerning the Grosvenor's People.
Departure from the Cape.
Passage towards Van Diemen's Land. Make the Island of St. Paul.
Arrival in Adventure Bay. Natives seen.
Sail from Van Diemen's Land.
Progress to the Northward along the Coast of New Holland.
Land on different Islands in search of Supplies.
Passage from New Holland to the Island Timor.
Arrive at Coupang.
From Timor to Batavia.
Occurrences at Batavia and Passage thence to England.
About the Author
"Vice Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A notorious mutiny occurred during his command of HMAV Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, after being set adrift in the Bounty's launch by the mutineers. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion." -- Wikipedia
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