Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Bligh Museum

The Bligh Museum is situated in Adventure Bay on South Bruny Island.The Bligh Museum was constructed in 1954. The foundation stone was laid on the 9th of September in commemoration of the 200-year anniversary of Vice Admiral William Bligh.
Portrait of Captain Bligh. The convict-crafted bricks from which the building is built were made in 1846 at Variety Bay on North Bruny Island. Later twenty-six thousand of these bricks were transported from North Bruny Island, making the journey across the Isthmus (Neck) & through the winding Adventure Bay Rd to their destination at the Museum site. The Bligh Museum houses a variety of interesting & quirky exhibits from Bruny Island, Tasmania & Polynesia. Polynesian & Australian war weapons in the Bligh Museum.
For a small museum the Bligh offers a lot to look at. The Museum houses memorabilia for Captain Bligh & Captain Cooke enthusiasts, as well as a liberal smattering of interesting paintings & artifacts, which hold a more general appeal. Vintage ship in a bottle at the Bligh Museum

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