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  1. Replica brings drama of infamous Bounty mutiny into living history

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... ship The Bounty as part of a programme on 18th century European commerce. Conceived by history teacher Bruce MacNamara, the re-enactment of the notorious mutiny aboard the replica ... The Bounty (1984), starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. The replica sailed into Hong Kong in November 2007 and has since been open to public viewing. The mutiny, with captain William Bligh sent ...

  2. Mutiny on the Bounty

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Peter Walbrook FROM THE VAULT: 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty Starring: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris Director: Lewis Milestone The film: No one could accuse Marlon Brando of not getting into the spirit of the story of Mutiny on the Bounty. After driving director Carol Reed off the set with his rebellious attitude, he proceeded to take the film over from Reed's ...

  3. Teacher wanted: must be willing to relocate to Earth's end

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... leading a mutiny against captain William Bligh on board the Bounty, first mate Fletcher Christian sailed nine mutineers, six Tahitian men and 11 Tahitian women to the island in 1789. They were ... Pitcairn Island, a speck in the Pacific Ocean halfway between New Zealand and South America, has a population of just 45. Inhabited by the descendants of the Bounty mutineers, it is one ...

  4. Norfolk Islanders speak out to save their colourful past

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... into 'sillen'. The accent is reminiscent of southwestern England, although the men who mutinied against Captain William Bligh on HMS Bounty in 1789 came from all over the British Isles and the women ... Nick Squires in Sydney Nearly 150 years after the descendants of the Bounty mutineers settled on a remote Australian island, its inhabitants are fighting to preserve its unique language, ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    Replica HMS Bounty caught in storm; 14 crew rescued

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in New York

    ... lifeboats with canopies," the marine rescue service said. The tall ship was built for the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando and also appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: ... 55-metre ship was believed to be taking on water and was without power in 65km/h winds and 5.5 metre seas, the coastguard said. The original Bounty gained infamy for a mutiny by its crew off ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Descendant of Fletcher Christian dies in sinking of HMS Bounty

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Elizabeth City, United States

    ... Petersburg, Florida. The ship was a replica built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando, and it was featured in other films over the years, including one of the Pirates ... the 'perfect storm' Bounty sinking claims life of mutineer's descendant The final hours of the tall ship HMS Bounty were as dramatic as the five adventure films made over the last century ...

  7. British blueprint to double numbers on troubled Pitcairn

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... is build the future.' Pitcairn was first settled in 1790 after the crew of the Royal Navy ship Bounty mutinied against Captain William Bligh, set him adrift in an open boat and fled ... the construction of a new slipway, jetty and breakwater in Bounty Bay, the island's lifeline to the outside world. The mud track that leads from the bay up the Hill of Difficulty to Pitcairn's ...

  8. Media invasion threatens island's 214 years of secrets

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for such men to break the habits of a lifetime. The arrival of a boat is a major event. Strong arms seized our luggage, and helped us into the longboat. At Bounty Bay, where the mutineers torched ...

  9. Christian spirit as replica Bounty settles into charity berth with Hong Kong Resorts

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... it is a 42-metre replica of the most famous mutiny ship in history- and it's here to stay. Not only that, they have given it a Chinese name. 'The Bounty's Chinese name is in line ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. There's no evidence of Captain Bligh or Fletcher Christian, but the Bounty has been docked at the back ...

  10. Bounty mutineers' descendants struggle to keep language afloat

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires on Norfolk Island One of the world's rarest languages is struggling to survive, despite a concerted campaign by inhabitants of Norfolk Island, a remote Australian territory in the South Pacific. About half the island's 1,900 inhabitants speak Norfolk, a mixture of 18th century English and Tahitian developed between the HMS Bounty mutineers ...




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