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From the Bounty Revolt to the Pitcairn Case

Trigger warning: this article mentions sexual violence against minors.  

It is one of the most famous mutinies in history. The events were written about by Jules Verne and brought to the screen by Marlon Brando.1 Through literature and film, the Bounty Mutineers have personified an ideal of freedom. But what do we really know about these mutineers and the legacy they left on Pitcairn, the small Pacific island on which they settled? Immediate boarding for a space-time journey: towards Tahiti in the last third of the 18th century.

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