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    Captain Bligh's other mutiny
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2008 Jan 20, 11:19 +1100
    Captain William Bligh, he who sailed with Cook and was subsequently rendered forever infamous (or unjustly maligned, depending on your point of view) by the Bounty mutiny, went on to suffer another mutiny, one that finished his career.

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: To lose one command, Mr Bligh, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness.

    Here is a link to a recent article that sheds a little more light on this second, much less well-known event:

    I will just add that many of the actors in this tale - Macarthur (" father of the sheep industry" etc), Banks (genus Banksia, etc), King (Street), Johnston (Street, in Annandale, appropriately enough),  and especially Macquarie (streets, university, bank, dictionary, businesses, shopping centres, etc, etc) - have been given some lasting tribute via epynomous nomenclature, not excluding Bligh (Street).

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