The Beginning of the Sea Story of Australia

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,146 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,098
Added to site: 2008.04.06
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Genre: Short Story

From The Tapu of Banderah and Other Stories.

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n the founding and growth of Greater Britain; and yet not one man in a thousand in Australia, much less in England, has probably the remotest idea of the services rendered to the Empire by this family.

The fourth and last naval Governor, Bligh, is more often remembered in connection with the Bounty mutiny than for his governorship of New South Wales. He was deposed by the military in 1808, for his action in endeavouring to suppress the improper traffic in rum which was being carried on by the officers of the New South Wales Regiment. This second mutiny, of which he was the victim, certainly cannot be blamed against the honesty of his administration; and the assertion, so often repeated, that he hid himself under his bed when the mutinous soldiers--who had been well primed with rum by their officers--marched to Government House, can best be answered by the statement that Nelson publicly thanked him for his skill and gallantry at Copenhagen, and by the heroism which he showed in the most remarka

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