Published as the Act directs Oct.r. 1.st. 1801.
Stipple. Plate: 110 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼").
Half portrait of Admiral William Bligh (1754-1817) was an Admiral in the British Royal Navy and served as Governor of New South Wales. Bligh was involved in several rebellions one being the historic mutiny of the HMS Bounty of 1789 in which Bligh and eighteen loyal sailors we set adrift off the coast of Tahiti in the Bounty's launch. In a feat of extraordinary skill the crew were able to navigate 3,618 nautical miles to the nearest European settlement, a journey which took 47 days. Bligh's reputation for being a strict disciplinarian led to him being given the post of Governor of New South Wales. However, once again Bligh was subject to rebellion, and was arrested by Major Johnston leader of the New South Wales Corps. Johnston was eventually court martialled for his actions and Bligh offered a backdated promotion to rear admiral.
Kivell & Spence: P. 32 earlier publication line.
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