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Paradise in Chains - The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia-logo

Paradise in Chains - The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

Diana Preston

Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also traveled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before. In this meticulously researched dual narrative of survival, acclaimed historian Diana Preston provides the background and context to explain the thrilling open-boat voyages each party survived and the Pacific Island nations each encountered on their journey to safety. Through this deep-dive, readers come to understand the Pacific Islands as they were and as they were perceived, and how these seemingly utopian lands became a place where mutineers, convicts, and eventually the natives themselves, were chained.

Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also traveled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before. In this meticulously researched dual narrative of survival, acclaimed historian Diana Preston provides the background and context to explain the thrilling open-boat voyages each party survived and the Pacific Island nations each encountered on their journey to safety. Through this deep-dive, readers come to understand the Pacific Islands as they were and as they were perceived, and how these seemingly utopian lands became a place where mutineers, convicts, and eventually the natives themselves, were chained.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also traveled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before. In this meticulously researched dual narrative of survival, acclaimed historian Diana Preston provides the background and context to explain the thrilling open-boat voyages each party survived and the Pacific Island nations each encountered on their journey to safety. Through this deep-dive, readers come to understand the Pacific Islands as they were and as they were perceived, and how these seemingly utopian lands became a place where mutineers, convicts, and eventually the natives themselves, were chained.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

13h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

44:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

48:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

53:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

47:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:38