Governor Bligh who had already survived a notorious mutiny was an ill-tempered and determined man. He had arrived in New South Wales to find the colony struggling while the elite members of the NSW Corps had seized land and resources for themselves trading in rum among other goods.
Blight attempted to break the 'Rum Corps' stranglehold on the colony's economy clashing with the ambitious John Macarthur. The conflict between Bligh and Macarthur eventually led to the events of 1808; the only time in Australia's history that a military coup has overthrown the government.
To commemorate this event the Royal Australian Mint has struck a 2019 al/bronze uncirculated $1 and $5 silver proof.
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- Asia Zone 2 - $28.00
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