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Alternative title: My Voyage with Papa
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Governor Bligh and the Short Man : A Novella
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'Some seventeen years after the mutiny on the Bounty, William Bligh sets sail for New South Wales as Governor-elect of the fledgling colony. He is accompanied by his daughter Mary, the narrator of this extraordinary shipboard tale. A cultured young Englishwoman, Mary is entirely unprepared for the voyage - the great emptiness of the ocean, the unfamiliar rituals, the terrifying storms, the bedazzling natural wonders. Most confronting of all is the bizarre quarrel between her father and the captain of the convoy, Joseph Short, a man whose sensitivities are almost a match for Bligh's and whose temper brings the voyagers to the brink of catastrophe.

Mary's ardent and witty journal takes us beyond the quarterdeck rivalries into the private world of the Blighs - their family and friends, and the tragedies and failings of a man embarking on his last great command.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2012 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • e.book
      • - Modern & contemporary fiction
      ISBN: 1743480466, 9781743480465
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2013 .
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      Extent: 131p.
      Note/s:
      • Published:24/04/2013
      ISBN: 9780143569633 (paperback)
      Series: y separately published work icon Penguin Specials Melbourne : Penguin , 2012- 5994707 2012 series - publisher novel autobiography biography

Works about this Work

Bligh's Daughter Bursts to Life Liam Davison , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 February 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Governor Bligh and the Short Man : A Novella Peter Cochrane , 2012 single work novella
Dipping Historical Toes in Fictional Waters Simon Caterson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 31 August 2013; (p. 31)

— Review of Governor Bligh and the Short Man : A Novella Peter Cochrane , 2012 single work novella
Governor Bligh and the Short Man Elaine Fry , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 June 2013; (p. 21)
Not Quite a Novel Idea and It Works Well Linda Morris , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 December 2012; (p. 11)
Bligh's Daughter Bursts to Life Liam Davison , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 February 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Governor Bligh and the Short Man : A Novella Peter Cochrane , 2012 single work novella
Dipping Historical Toes in Fictional Waters Simon Caterson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 31 August 2013; (p. 31)

— Review of Governor Bligh and the Short Man : A Novella Peter Cochrane , 2012 single work novella
Not Quite a Novel Idea and It Works Well Linda Morris , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 December 2012; (p. 11)
Governor Bligh and the Short Man Elaine Fry , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 June 2013; (p. 21)
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