australian colonial history
meg dillon
© Meg Dillon 2008
Australian Colonial History

Moments in Australian History

Bligh, Hero or Villain

Using the stories of the mutiny against Bligh on the Bounty and the rebellion against him in 1808 in the young settlement of Sydney, we examine the tensions, jealousies and power plays that fractured the first thirty years of the colony.

Aims of the Sessions

Over the first two sessions we will watch two videos that look at the Bounty mutiny and then the 1808 mutiny against Bligh in Sydney town. Understand the complex social mix of people in Sydney in the first 30 years of the colony. Learn the stories of the two mutinies. Decide how the two mutinies differed. Get a personal view of whether you thought Bligh was a hero, villain, or neither.
© Meg Dillon 2008
Australian Colonial History
australian colonial history
history of australia

Moments in Australian

History

Bligh, Hero or Villain

Using the stories of the mutiny against Bligh on the Bounty and the rebellion against him in 1808 in the young settlement of Sydney, we examine the tensions, jealousies and power plays that fractured the first thirty years of the colony.

Aims of the Sessions

Over the first two sessions we will watch two videos that look at the Bounty mutiny and then the 1808 mutiny against Bligh in Sydney town. Understand the complex social mix of people in Sydney in the first 30 years of the colony. Learn the stories of the two mutinies. Decide how the two mutinies differed. Get a personal view of whether you thought Bligh was a hero, villain, or neither.
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