Mutiny on the HMS Bounty Anniversary

April 28 marks the anniversary of the most famous mutiny in history. Five films and countless books have been based on the mutiny of the HMS Bounty. Descendants of some of the mutineers and their Tahitian wives still live on Pitcairn Island, which is where the mutineers originally fled to. The island is one of the world’s most isolated places, in the middle of the South Pacific. See if you can find its location on a map or on Google Earth. To prevent their detection, the HMS Bounty was burned on January 23, 1790.

Read more here: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/pitcairn.html

The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty – Read the book online or download for free at the Internet Archive.

See also: Pitcairn Islands Study Center

 

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