Governor William Bligh

Governor William Bligh had a disagreement with the military garrison of the colony: the New South Wales Corps (aka The Rum Corps). So in 1808, the Rum Corps ousted him in a move known as The Rum Rebellion.
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Lieutenant George Johnston an officer of the First Fleet in 1788. He led the mutinous forces that disposed of Gov. Bligh in the coup d'etat known as The Rum Rebellion in 1808

Lieutenant George Johnston an officer of the First Fleet in 1788. He led the mutinous forces that disposed of Gov. Bligh in the coup d'etat known as The Rum Rebellion in 1808

RUM REBELLION..John Macarthur served as Colonial-Secretary in the rebel administration, until he fled to England where he remained for 81/2 years to avoid an arrest warrant for him in Sydney. Macarthur had gained the right to return to Sydney through lobbying, but would not accept the conditions imposed, namely that he admitted his wrongdoing and the promise of his good behaviour. He therefore remained in England until Lord Camden granted him unconditional return to NSW in 1817.

RUM REBELLION..John Macarthur served as Colonial-Secretary in the rebel administration, until he fled to England where he remained for 81/2 years to avoid an arrest warrant for him in Sydney. Macarthur had gained the right to return to Sydney through lobbying, but would not accept the conditions imposed, namely that he admitted his wrongdoing and the promise of his good behaviour. He therefore remained in England until Lord Camden granted him unconditional return to NSW in 1817.

William Bligh - Officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A historic mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion.

William Bligh - Officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A historic mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion.

December 7, 1817: Death of William Bligh. He's best-known in connection with the 1789 mutiny on the HMS Bounty, but that was not Bligh's only brush with disaster. Earlier, he had been a member of Captain Cook's last -- and fatal -- voyage. In 1797, he was one of the captains subject to the Spithead Mutiny. And, in while Governor of New South Wales, a conflict between Bligh and the colonists resulted in the Rum Rebellion of 1808. This portrait is from Bligh's book about the Bounty Mutiny.

December 7, 1817: Death of William Bligh. He's best-known in connection with the 1789 mutiny on the HMS Bounty, but that was not Bligh's only brush with disaster. Earlier, he had been a member of Captain Cook's last -- and fatal -- voyage. In 1797, he was one of the captains subject to the Spithead Mutiny. And, in while Governor of New South Wales, a conflict between Bligh and the colonists resulted in the Rum Rebellion of 1808. This portrait is from Bligh's book about the Bounty Mutiny.

Mutiny on the Bounty | The mutineers turning Lt Bligh and some of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship Bounty. By Robert Dodd.

Mutiny on the Bounty | The mutineers turning Lt Bligh and some of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship Bounty. By Robert Dodd.

The infamous 'Rum Corps' not only staged the nations only military coup, but put down an armed rebellion in its time as the garrison of the convict colony.  "The New South Wales Corps (aka The Rum Corps) was formed in England in 1789 as a permanent regiment to relieve the Royal Marines who had accompanied the First Fleet to Australia.

The infamous 'Rum Corps' not only staged the nations only military coup, but put down an armed rebellion in its time as the garrison of the convict colony. "The New South Wales Corps (aka The Rum Corps) was formed in England in 1789 as a permanent regiment to relieve the Royal Marines who had accompanied the First Fleet to Australia.

In 1808, NSW Governor William Bligh was ousted in Australia's first and only military coup.

In 1808, NSW Governor William Bligh was ousted in Australia's first and only military coup.


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First Fleet First Fleet Officials celebrating King George III's Birthday in Sydney Cove 1788", 1994  Oil on belgian linen, 860 mm x 1330 mm    Illustration for a book (unpublished)

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