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William Bligh

by John Webber

William Bligh by John Webber
Video: 2 minutes

Twice rebelled against, and twice vindicated, William Bligh occupies an ambivalent space in Australian history. Angus Trumble, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, explains.

Video credits: ‘Brandenburg Concerto No 3’ by Bach performed by Advent Chamber Orchestra.

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2 portraits

1William Bligh, c.1776. 2Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782. Both John Webber.

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