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853449
  • Title
    Item 3: Log of the Proceedings of His Majestys Ship Bounty Lieut[enant] W[illia]m Bligh Commander from Otaheite towards Jamaica
  • Call number
    Safe 1/47
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    5 April 1789-13 March 1790
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    853449
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 volume of textual material - bound in vellum, marbled endpapers, manuscript
    Maps - watercolour, pencil, ink
    Drawing
  • Scope and Content
    Bligh's personal log for HMS Bounty continued by him to document his voyage in the Bounty's launch, 28 April-19 August 1789, in HMS Resource from Timor to Batavia, 20 August-2 October 1789 and his return to England via Cape Town. Entries for 21 August 1789-14 March 1790 are not in Bligh's hand. Records some words in the native language of the Island of Whytootackee (13 April 1789); the mutiny ten leagues south of Tofoa (Tofua) led by Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian (28 April 1789); lists of the crew who joined Bligh in the Bounty's launch and the mutineers annotated with comments on their later histories; landing on Restoration Island off the Australian coast (29 May 1789); navigating the islands of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait; events at Coupang, Timor (14 June-20 August 1789) including the purchase of the schooner Resource (30 June-1 July 1789) to take Bligh and his crew to Batavia in time to catch the Dutch fleet sailing for Europe; the voyage from Timor to Batavia (20 August-2 October 1789); the sale of the Resource and the Bounty's launch in Batavia (10 October 1789); the voyage on board the Dutch packet Vlijdt to the Cape of Good Hope and the voyage to England. Includes a watercolour and pencil profile and a map of two islands within the Great Barrier Reef (Island of Direction p. 115 and Lagoon Island p. 132) and three watercolour, ink and pencil land profiles of New Holland (Australia) labelled A, B and C (p. 384) titled 'Views taken the morning after landing on Restoration Island'. Profile C includes a sketch of the Bounty's launch.
  • Source
    Presented by William Russell Bligh, 29 October 1902.
  • Finding Aids
  • General note

    Signed by Bligh.
    Microfilm copy available at CY 274.
    Digital order no: Album ID : 861335
  • Conservation note

    Spine worn, no visible title.
  • Subject
  • Exhibited in
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