Gallery

The following collection of images includes artifacts from the voyage of the Bounty, maps charting the voyage, a page from Bligh's journal, artist interpretations of the events of the Bounty mutiny, and portraits of several of the main figures in the story of the bounty.

 


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Bounty Drawing
Sheer draft plan of the Bounty, showing the fittings for transporting breadfruit plants.
(Courtesy of National Maritime Museum, London)

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Voyage of the Bounty
Map copyright 2003 Jeffrey L. Ward

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Track of the Bounty under the command of Fletcher Christian
Map copyright 2003 Jeffrey L. Ward

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Vaitephiha Bay, Tahiti, 1777
by John Webber
(Courtesy of Art Archive)

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The Admiralty, Whitehall
(Courtesy of National Maritime Museum, London)

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Bligh forced off the Bounty
The mutineers turning Bligh and some of the officers and crew adrift from the Bounty, 1790, by Robert Dodd.
(Courtesy of Stephen Walters)

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A Page from Bligh's Bounty Journal
Entry from Bligh's notebook, kept in the Bounty's launch.
(Courtesy of National Library of Australia)

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Breadfruit plant
Artocarpus incisa, or the breadfruit, c. 1769, by Sydeney Parkinson.
(Courtesy of National Maritime Museum)

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Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820)
The wealthy natural history and botany enthusiast and influential patron of the Bounty's breadfruit mission. Painting by Benjamin West, 1771.
(Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, Usher Gallery)

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Lieutenant William Bligh (1754-1817)
Commander of the Bounty. Painting attributed to John Webber, 1775.
(Courtesy of Stephen Walters)

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Master John Fryer (1753 - 1817)
Master of the Bounty. Painting by Gaetano Calleyo, 1807.
(Courtesy of Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales)

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Peter Heywood (1772 - 1831)
Midshipman on the Bounty and mutineer. Shown here as a young man.
(Courtesy of Manx National Heritage Library)

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Samuel Hood, First Viscount Hood (1724 - 1816)
In 1792, Lord Hood was Commander in Chief at Portsmouth and a First Lord of the Admiralty. Painting by Lemuel Francis Abbott
(Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, London)


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