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Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti

Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas


The mutiny on the Bounty was one of the most controversial events of eighteenth-century maritime history. This book publishes a full narrative of the events by one of the participants, the boatswain's mate, James Morrison, who tells the story of the mounting tensions over the course of the voyage out to Tahiti, the fascinating encounter with Polynesian culture there, and the shocking drama of the event itself. In the aftermath, Morrison was among those who tried to make a new life on Tahiti. In doing so, he gained a deeper understanding of Polynesian culture than any European who went on to wr ... More

Keywords: maritime history, James Morrison, mutiny, Bounty, Polynesian culture, Tahiti, Tahitian life, Tahitian people, Tubuai, Austral Islands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824836764
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vanessa Smith, editor
University of Sydney

Nicholas Thomas, editor
University of Cambridge