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Old 29-10-2018, 09:26 PM   #71
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Stornoway Girl + Jackie Leven..

On 15 October 1787, Bounty left Deptford for Spithead, in the English Channel, to await final sailing orders..Adverse weather delayed arrival at Spithead until 4 November..Bligh was anxious to depart quickly, to reach Cape Horn before the end of the short southern summer, but the Admiralty did not accord him high priority and delayed issuing the orders for a further 3 weeks..When Bounty finally sailed on 28 November, the ship was trapped by contrary winds and unable to clear Spithead until 23 December.. With the prospect of a passage around Cape Horn now in serious doubt, Bligh received permission from the Admiralty to take, if necessary, an alternative route to Tahiti via the Cape of Good Hope..From the start of the voyage, Bligh had established warm relations with Christian, according him a status which implied that he was Bligh's second-in-command rather than Fryer..On 24 May 1788, Bounty anchored in False Bay, east of the Cape of Good Hope, where 5 weeks were spent in repairs and reprovisioning..on 1 July, Bounty set out across the southern Indian Ocean on the long voyage to their next port of call, Adventure Bay in Tasmania..Further clashes occurred on the final leg of the journey to Tahiti..Bligh's first action on arrival was to secure the co-operation of the local chieftains..The paramount chief Tynah remembered Bligh from Cook's voyage 15 years previously, and greeted him warmly..

The Bounty (1984) Mixing With the Natives HD..

Whether based ashore or on board, the men's duties during Bounty's 5-month stay in Tahiti were relatively light..Many led promiscuous lives among the native women—altogether, 18 officers and men, including Christian, received treatment for venereal infections, while others took regular partners..Christian formed a close relationship with a Polynesian woman named Mauatua, to whom he gave the name Isabella after a former sweet from Cumberland..Bligh remained chaste himself, but was tolerant of his men's activities..Floggings, rarely administe redduring the outward voyage, now became increasingly common..Christian was a particular target, always seeming to bear the brunt of the captain's rages..Unaware of the effects of his behaviour on his officers and crew, Bligh would forget these displays instantly and attempt to resume normal conversation..On 22 April 1789, Bounty arrived at Nomuka, in the Friendly Islands (Tonga), intending to pick up wood, water, and further supplies on the final scheduled stop before the Endeavour Strait..By 27 April, Christian was in a state of despair, depressed and brooding..His mood was worsened when Bligh accused him of stealing coconuts from the captain's private supply..Stewart told him the crew were ripe for anything..

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) The Mutiny Scene..

James Morrison was a native of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland where his father was a merchant and land entrepreneur..He joined the navy at 18, serving as clerk in the Suffolk, midshipman in the Termagant, and acting gunner in the Hind..In 1783, he passed his master gunner's examination..Morrison was the boatswain's mate on board the Bounty..After the mutiny, Morrison was 1 of 16 mutineers who returned to Tahiti after the failed attempt to build a colony on Tubuai, while Fletcher Christian and 8 others sailed the Bounty on to Pitcairn Island..The Pitcairn Islanders are a biracial ethnic group descended mostly from nine Bounty mutineers, along with the native Tahitian men and women who were with them (6 men, eleven women, and a baby girl), settled on Pitcairn Islands and set fire to the Bounty..Although the settlers survived by farming and fishing, the initial period of settlement was marked by serious tensions among them..Alcoholism, murder, disease, and other ills took the lives of most mutineers and Tahitian men...Traditionally, Pitcairn Islanders consider that their islands "officially" became a British colony on 30 November 1838, at the same time becoming one of the first territories to extend voting rights to women..By the mid-1850s, the Pitcairn community was outgrowing the island;, and were offered Norfolk Island..On 3 May 1856, the entire population of 193 people set sail for Norfolk on board the Morayshire, arriving on 8 June after a difficult 5-week trip..However, just eighteen months later, 17 of the Pitcairn Islanders returned to their home island, and another 27 followed 5 years later..The population peaked at 233 in 1937; it has since reduced owing to emigration, primarily to Australia and New Zealand.....Christian was born on 25 September 1764, at his family home of Moorland Close, Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland, England..Fletcher's father's side had originated from the Isle of Man..The Battle took place under rainy and foggy weather conditions... don't you have the carpenter build you a cross, so you can drag about the ship and put ashes on your head?..During the recent heavy weather, I've had the opportunity to watch all of you at work...

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