Bligh’s Disciple: Matthew Flinders’s Journals of HMS Providence 1791–3

By Madge Darby, published November 2000


The journal kept by Matthew Flinders as a midshipman in Captain Bligh’s HMS Providence gives an insight into the day-by-day life on board. The document gives details of the care with which the bread-fruit plants were nurtured. Flinder’s respect for Bligh’s abilities are well documented.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Science & Exploration

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