Blue wren and red robin, Van Dieman's Land, 1791-1793. Watercolour from Drawings by William Bligh, Commander of His Majesty’s Ship Providence. Find more detailed information about this image: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=446868
William Bligh Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Leigh Banks
WILLIAM BLIGH BAD LUCK On this day …….. 14th of June 1789 William Bligh was born in Plymouth, south-west England, on 9 September 1754. He was only 8 when he first went to sea. At age 22, he was chosen to join Captain Cook’s crew on the ‘Resolution’, and became commander of the ‘HMAV Bounty’ eleven years later. The […]
Memoirs of a Buccaneer: Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, 1697 (Dover Maritime) by William Dampier. $14.95. Publication: January 15, 2007. Publisher: Dover Publications (January 15, 2007). Series - Dover Maritime. Author: William Dampier
What do the words avocado, barbecue, breadfruit, cashew, catamaran, and chopsticks have in common? They, and hundreds of others, were introduced into the English language by the explorer/naturalist/buccaneer William Dampier. Though he has been largely forgotten, Dampier was the most important English maritime adventurer of the seventeenth century...
Gordon Barton Australian Entrepreneur, Founder of a political party, the Nation Review ... see also http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/A-style-all-of-his-own/2005/04/11/1113071888769.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Barton