The Nature of the Bounty Mutiny: An Attempt at Definition

By Rolf E DuRietz, published May 2007


Re-assesses the already well documented incident with the emphasis on Fletcher Christian’s involvement and leadership in the mutiny. Significant previous research is comprehensively listed. The author concentrates on the seven categories that define the cause, origin, actual/anticipated success, determinants of the selected course of action, course of events, consequences and nature of the rebellion. The examination concludes at the point when Bligh and his loyal followers begin their momentous open boat journey west.

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Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

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