The Resource Bounty Experiment

Bounty Experiment

Label
Bounty Experiment
Title
Bounty Experiment
Contributor
Subject
Summary
In 1789, when first mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Captain Bligh he set him adrift from the Bounty near Tonga, leaving Bligh and his loyal followers to fend for themselves in the wide unchartered waters of the South Pacific Ocean. (Bligh somehow found his way to Timor and later became the Governor of the new penal colony of NSW in 1805.) Meanwhile the mutineers returned to Tahiti and from there, nine of them, with their Tahitian companions, left to scour the ocean for a safe haven far away from the prying eyes of the British Navy. They eventually settled on the small, rocky island of Pitcairn, a speck in the ocean that lies between Tahiti and Easter Island, on 23 January, 1790. When an American whaler discovered the island in 1808, eight of the nine mutineers had already died, either by murder, suicide or disease. However, the population continued to grow and by the 1850s it was straining Pitcairn's resources. In 1856, 194 people were moved to Norfolk Island, over 4,000 kms to the east, but within five years six of the families returned to Pitcairn to live. Today about 50 people live on Pitcairn Island, most of whom are direct descendants of those six families. They continue to live the same simple, secluded lives of their forebears. The only way to visit the island is by ship, but dangerous conditions sometimes prevent landings. At the time this film was made, communication with the outside world was limited to radio and the visit by supply ships three times a year. The islanders support themselves by producing postage stamps and making handicrafts, which they sell to visitors from the ever-dwindling supply of passing ships. A joint production of Film Australia and New Zealand Film Unit. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Producer: John Shaw Director: John Shaw Writer: John Shaw, Ed Howard, John Edwards DOP/Cinematographer: John Shaw Narrator/Presenter: Ed Howard
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1981
Language note
In English
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
48
Technique
live action
Label
Bounty Experiment
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1118170
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921959192
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1118170
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Bounty Experiment
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1118170
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921959192
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1118170
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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