Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Rocks, Bligh Reserve, Captain William Bligh

This bronze statue of Captain William Bligh stands in Bligh Reserve at The Rocks. It was created by Marc Clark and erected in 1987. William Bligh (1754-1817) was a naval officer and Governor of New South Wales. He is probably best known for the Mutiny on the Bounty, which was a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789 on their expedition to Tahiti. He was the Governor of New South Wales from 1806 to 1808.

16 comments:

  1. Quel pose et quel ciel..bien loin du notre ici...

    bonne journee ;o)

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  2. Wasn't/Isn't he an ancestor of Anna Bligh (former Qld Premier) ?
    A very determinded looking character!

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    1. Cathy, I didn't know that but I've checked the facts and apparently she is.

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  3. That must have been modeled for before the mutiny ;)))

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  4. The captain looks quite serious. A formidable statue.

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  5. Nice looking statue. Must be an equally nice looking man in person.

    My SIGNS, SIGNS

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  6. A ready and able stance. That's for sure.

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  7. No one can say we don't have a colourful history Jim :) When I think of Fletcher Christian I see Marlon Brando, I seem to remember he played him in the movie :)

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  8. 'm not sure why, but I never realized he was from Australia. Great shot and info.

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    1. Well, technically he was from England but spent time in Australia and the Pacific.

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