Port of Mugi
Location of Mugi in Tokushima Prefecture
|• Total||56.57 km2 (21.84 sq mi)|
|Population (October 1, 2016)|
|• Density||74/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
In 1830, Australian convicts heading for Canton, China laid anchor off the coast of Mugi in a convict transport vessel, the brig Cyprus, which they had seized from their masters while being transported to Macquarie Harbour Penal Station in the former British penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania, an incident known as the Cyprus mutiny. The convicts were attacked and sent away by the Japanese, in line with the isolationist policy of the time.
- Robertson, Joshua. "Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
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