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Hosted by The Australiana Fund


A private viewing of an exhibition challenging the popularly held stereotype of one of history’s most infamous figures.


About this Event |

Join Members and Supporters of The Australiana Fund to support their appeal to acquire The Munro Ferguson Collection and to enjoy a private tour of “Bligh – Hero or Villain?” introduced by curator Dr Stephen Gapps.

This exhibition challenges this popular narrative, looking beyond the Bounty mutiny to explore the many sides of this most infamous of maritime figures. Judge for yourself – this exhibition brings the extraordinary career of William Bligh to life.

Step into Bligh’s world – climb aboard a replica of the small boat Bligh and crew were set adrift in, see real breadfruit growing, cast your vote on whether you think Bligh was a ‘hero’ or ‘villain’ with a real-time voting system, and much more.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards The Australiana Fund’s latest appeal to acquire The Munro Ferguson Collection – donation information will be circulated and collected on the night.

Image Credit, above | Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson [B 3861], by unknown photographer, c.1930s • Photograph. Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia

When |  Monday 25 November 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Where |  Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Cost |  General Admission $75.00 not inc. GST.