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.