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Bounty: A case of preposterous optimism

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Bounty: A Case of Preposterous Optimism 

In 2005 Cuillin Bantock initiated a project round the voyage of the Bounty. As is well known, the purpose of the voyage was to transport breadfruit plants from Tahiti to the Caribbean to grow as food for the slaves working the plantations. The Bounty left Deptford Docks in London in 1787, and the voyage ended in mutiny two years later.

The project had come about through the discovery that the flowerpots that the Bounty took to Tahiti were made on Creekside, home of the Art in Perpetuity Trust (APT), of which Cuillin Bantock is Company Secretary. He contributed, among other things, eight gouaches, each 21.5x34cm, to the exhibition put on at APT in 2007.

From William Bligh’s Log #1-8 2007:

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