Author Results for Callum Easton

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

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 […] Read More

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

Review: ‘Chasing the Bounty: The voyages of the ‘Pandora’ and ‘Matavy’ ‘ by D. A. Maxton (ed.)

By Callum Easton

In this lively and engaging book, Donald A. Maxton draws welcome attention to the oft-forgotten postscript to the infamous Bounty mutiny and clearly conveys that, in terms of drama, peril, and human endurance, the ordeal of the men of the Pandora and Matavy rivals anything faced by Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian, or their shipmates. The […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Administration | Biography