Episode 179: The Rum Rebellion


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In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the story behind Australia’s first (and only) military coup, when William Bligh was overthrown as governor of New South Wales – the Rum Rebellion.


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Image: Unknown. The arrest of Governor Bligh. 1808. Watercolour. State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Via Wikimedia.

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