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William Bligh (1754-1817), naval officer and governor, was born on 9 September 1754 at Plymouth, England, where his father was a boatman and land waiter in the customs service. He was descended from a...

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Guildford, Surrey : Melbourne : Pageminster Press ; Argot Press, 1981
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