Book Review:- ‘The Bounty and Beyond: A textual and bibliographical investigation of William Bligh’s journals of the first breadfruit expedition’ by J. A. Fish

By Callum Easton, published February 2024


John A. Fish has completed a painstaking work of scholarship that overcomes a distance of over 10,000 miles. This is because since 1902 two of the most significant primary sources for our understanding of the Bounty voyage have been half a world apart, with Captain William Bligh’s Official Journal held in The National Archives in London and his Private Journal in the Mitchell Library in Sydney, Australia…

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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