Rum Rebellion Part 8: Wayward Child

Rum Rebellion Part 8: Wayward Child

11th June 2015

After double-crossing the rebel administration, William Bligh escapes Sydney on a naval warship, determined to take back the colony.

As Bligh sails off to his rendezvous with destiny, feuding with everyone he meets on the way, Macarthur and Johnston arrive in England to find a country headed by a tottering monarchy and engulfed in a continent-wide war.

In our closing episode on the Rum Rebellion we detail the final showdown between Bligh, Johnston and Macarthur in a London courtroom as the British government struggles to get to the bottom of “Captain Bligh’s extraordinary business.”