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1900 – The Hopetoun Blunder: the first Prime minister of Australia

19 December

The Hopetoun Blunder was a political event immediately prior to the Federation of the British colonies in Australia. Continue reading “1900 – The Hopetoun Blunder: the first Prime minister of Australia”

1754 – William Bligh born

9 September – On this day

William Bligh was born on this day in 1754 but it is not clear where. It is likely that he was born in Plymouth, Devon, where Bligh’s father, Francis, was serving as a Customs Officer. Bligh’s ancestral home of Tinten Manor in St Tudy near Bodmin, Cornwall, is also a possibility. Continue reading “1754 – William Bligh born”

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