A mutiny aboard the convict ship 'Nile', bound for the Swan River Colony late in 1857, threatened the lives of many on board. Only the intervention of a party of Royal Marines from HMS 'Harrier' in Bahia Harbour (Brazil) prevented a disaster. Remarkably, most of the 268 convicts aboard, 60% of whom had 'serious' criminal records, subsequently assimilated successfully into the infant Western Australian landscape. 

The Precarious Voyage of Her Majesty's Convict Transport Ship 'Nile'