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Mutiny and AftermathJames Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti$
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Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824836764

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824836764.001.0001

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The Voyage and the Mutiny

The Voyage and the Mutiny

Chapter:
(p.25) 1 The Voyage and the Mutiny
Source:
Mutiny and Aftermath
Author(s):
Vanessa Smith, Nicholas Thomas, Maia Nuku
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836764.003.0002

This chapter provides the journal of James Morrison describing his first sail aboard the armed vessel, the Bounty. Morrison described how the ship had sailed the vastness of the ocean carried by the December's capricious gale easterly, whose mood swung from being a caressing gentle wind into a devastating frenzied hurricane that broke most parts of the ship. Morrison also narrated how when the supply of foods (Pumpions) had become scarce, one of the crew officers ordered that everyone aboard the ship should only have “one pound of Pumpion in lieu of two pounds in of bread” per day. The remainder of the chapter narrates how the worsening condition in the ship led to acts of mutiny.

Keywords:   James Morrison, gale easterly, Pumpion, crew officers, Bounty

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