Rebellion Spiced Rum, 70 cl

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Rebellion Spiced Rum, 70 cl

Rebellion Spiced Rum, 70 cl

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On 26th January 1808, officers and men of the New South Wales Corps marched to Government House in Sydney in an act of rebellion against Governor William Bligh. The military remained in control until the 1810 arrival from Britain of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, who took over as governor. Early colonial references to celebrations in January often refer to the Queen’s Birthday anniversary.

The construction of Sydney Hospital was entirely funded by granting a monopoly on the import of rum to the contractors, who were the merchants Alexander Riley and Garnham Blaxcell, and the colonial surgeon D'Arcy Wentworth, and troops were used to prohibit the landing of rum anywhere but at the hospital dock.

The Colonial Office finally decided that sending naval governors to rule the New South Wales Colony was untenable. We’re not scared of being on either side and we’ve had terrrific engagement with people who sit on either side of the fence. King also encouraged private importers and traders, opened a public brewery in 1804, [10] and introduced a schedule of values for Indian copper and Spanish pieces of eight which were used as currency; there was still a serious problem keeping the coin in the colony despite it being valued higher than its face value. A staunch military man, he established military rule and set out to secure the authority of the Corps.

The jury of Corps Officers refused to recognise the court and Bligh indicated that he intended to charged them with treason. Governor Philip King, appointed in September 1800, continued Hunter's efforts to prevent the Corps trading in rum. William Bligh succeeded Philip Gidley King as the fourth Governor of New South Wales in 1805, having been offered the position by Sir Joseph Banks. Bounty’ Bligh had a reputation for tough leadership and the British Government hoped that he could exert some control over the rum trade in Sydney. This earned Bligh the gratitude of the farmers, but the enmity of traders in the Corps who had been profiting greatly from the situation.He was arrested and deposed and the Corps' commanding officer George Johnston took control of the Colony.

The arrival of the French was a complete surprise and probably uppermost in Phillip’s mind, but in the circumstances their presence must have added impetus for the flag raising ceremony, a symbolic reaffirmation of Cook’s 1770 claim of the east coast ( New South Wales) of the land named by the Dutch, New Holland, over a century earlier. At a feigned meeting with the rebels aided by a priest as lure, Johnston took the ringleaders hostage and when they and their men refused to surrender, to the shouts of 'death or liberty' the troops quickly put down the revolt. This 1808 map clearly shows the parade ground, around which the military barracks were located (now Wynyard Park). Percy obtained a commission for the 12-year-old Johnston as second lieutenant of marines on 6 March 1776. Bligh arrived in the colony in August 1806 but in January 1808 was arrested and overthrown by the military during what became known as the Rum Rebellion.

The colony, like many British territories at the time, was short of coins, and rum soon became the medium of trade. Thankfully as we’d already started to get things running we were able to continue with our launch and the response has been incredible. Many of the regiment's officers became wealthy and powerful individuals from their corrupt practices while in control of the colony. On the evening of 26 January 1808 Johnston marched almost the entire Corps to Government House where they found Bligh.



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