Saturday, January 26, 2008

Coup d'etat in 1808 Australia

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

Today, January 26, is also the anniversary of the only coup d'état ever to occur in Australian history. Commonly, if incorrectly, known as the Rum Rebellion, it occurred 200 years ago today.

The Governor of New South Wales, William Bligh, was arrested at gunpoint (the second mutiny against him, after the Bounty). The group of mutineers included John Macarthur ...

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