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Bligh - Hero or Villain? Manipulated Portrait of Rea-Admiral William Bligh. Courtesy of National Library of Australia.

17 Jul 2019

Bad Reputation: William Bligh in Popular Culture
Postcard depicting a painting of the mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh adrift from the Bounty, before 1816, ANMM Collection Gift from Rhonda Coleman, ANMS1140[037]

14 Jun 2019

A mutiny and a mystery
Heroes of Colonial Encounters - William Bligh, © Helen S Tiernan 2017, ANMM Collection 00055148

13 Jun 2019

William Bligh 101 – who was he and why should we care?
Mr Bligh's Bad Language, by Greg Dening

13 Jun 2019

Problematic Profanity: William Bligh's Bad Language
Award-wining photographer Michael Aw discusses his passion for conservation and wildlife photography.

28 Feb 2019

Capturing nature, before it disappears
Bligh hero

26 Jan 2019

Bligh and the Rum Rebellion

25 Oct 2018

Governor Bligh, Loyalists and Usurpers
Pitcairn Island

29 Aug 2018

Life and death in paradise

04 Jun 2018

Identifying the cannons from HMS Bounty