Good Reading : March 2011
MARCH 2011 ı goodreading 47 coffee table 2 In Bligh’s Hand: Surviving the mutiny on the Bounty by Jennifer Gall is published by the National Library of Australia, rrp $34.95. A model of the launch with each man performing an activity recorded by Bligh during the voyage. The coconut bowl on which Bligh carved his name, the date and the words: ‘the cup I eat my miserable allowance out of’. William Bligh’s notebook, written onboard the Bounty launch, 1789. A compass, c.1780– Bligh emphasised the fragility of his circumstances by complaining that the only navigational tools he had on the launch were a compass, a quadrant and a book of positions.