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by Mundle, Rob.

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TitleBligh : master mariner
Author / Responsible partyMundle, Rob.
GenreHistory, Biography.
TopicsHistory, Biography. Bligh, William, 1754-1817. Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Biography. Explorers -- Biography. Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVision Australia Information Library Service


The eighteenth century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these expeditions were exceptional navigators, men who had shown brilliance as they ascended the ranks in the Royal Navy. They were also bloody good sailors. From ship's boy to vice-admiral, discover how much more there was to Captain Bligh than his infamous bad temper. Meet a 24-year-old Master Bligh as he witnesses the demise of his Captain and mentor Cook; a 34-year-old Lieutenant Bligh at the helm of the famous Bounty then cast adrift by Fletcher Christian on an epic 47-day open-boat voyage from Tonga to Timor; and a 36-year-old Captain Bligh as he takes HMS Providence, in the company of a young Matthew Flinders, on a grand scientific voyage around the world. And all this before he was forty. Bligh puts you at the heart of a great nautical life - it's a story that embraces the romance of the sea, bravery in battle, the adventure of exploration under sail and the cost of having the courage of your convictions.

Additional Information

System control numberVA14001
Original Print PublisherSydney : Hachette Australia, 2010.
NarratorTerry Disher.
Narrator NameTerry Disher.
Participant or performer noteTerry Disher.
Narrators GenderMale narrator