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Title: Pitcairn Island, the Bounty Mutineers & Their Descendants
Category:Adults and Teens

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Library: Petaluma

Complete Description:

On July 6th in the year 1789 one of the most famous mutiny’s in history was well under way. Numerous Hollywood movies have recounted the incredible tale of the sailing ship “HMS Bounty” and the clash between Captain William Bligh and First Mate Fletcher Christian, but what is the real story? One of the history’s mysteries is what became of Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers’ as they set Bligh to sea and sailed off on the Bounty? Now, 224 years later the full story will be told.
The History Connection and the Petaluma Public Library Present:

“Pitcairn Island, the Bounty Mutineers and Their Descendants”

Saturday, July 6, 2:00 p.m. in the Petaluma Library’s
Helen Putnam Community Room

Dr. Robert Kirk, author of “Pitcairn Island, the Bounty Mutineers and Their Descendants, will share his research on this incredible historical event. Mr. Kirk is also the President of the World Affairs Council of Sonoma County.
This is a riveting and revealing record of the Bounty mutineers and their forging of a society with the native Polynesians (1789) on a tiny “fly-speck” of an island in the South Pacific, the smallest inhabited island in the world!
After Captain Bligh and other shipmates were set adrift in a launch, the remaining crew came upon Pitcairn Island. There they survived disease, evacuation, and even a dictatorship. Author Kirk artfully captures the centuries of change that occurred through world-wide attention and In-attention. This was a community of people who remained loyal, proud, and determined. The reader will even learn the origin of “three square meals a day” and “the cat’s out of the bag.”
Dr. Kirks is the author of the first “full” written history of Pitcairn Island up to the present time. It tells of the incredible people, the tragedies and ancestral triumphs of the mutineer’s descendents. The future of this now British Colony is in question. You’ll learn of the religious influences, the crop sharing, the ravages of nature that all combined to bring this small island into the 21st century.

FREE ADMISSION – FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: www.history.connection@yahoo.com OR SEE www.historyconnection.net