1788–89: MATAVAI BAY, TAHITI, BY JAMES MORRISON. “AT THIS DIVERSION BOTH SEXES ARE EXCELLENT”

James Morrison was boatswain’s mate on the HMS Bounty. He was later court-martialed as a mutineer and sentenced to be hanged, but was pardoned and later returned to naval duty. His Bounty journal was not published until 1935. This version has been lightly edited *  *  * When the Westerly Winds prevail they have a…