In Part 2 we will follow William Swallow and his fellow mutineer convicts on the commandeered ship, the Cyprus.
Swallow and his men were delighted to be heading into the Pacific, away from the dreaded Macquarie Harbour, and his sailing skills were put to the test as they made their way across the ocean. But they ran in to unexpected trouble around the Japanese coast.
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- Intro/Exit music modified from: ‘Grand Canyon’ by LÃHSTANA DAVID [CCFM Music]
- Bridge & background tune: A Robust Crew: Darren Curtis https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/page2
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- Australian Folk Songs | The Cyprus. (n.d.). Retrieved 25 February 2021, from http://folkstream.com/103.html