Speaker - Chalmers Cursley

Wed 11th November 2020 at 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm

A talk around the life of Benjamin Cusley

The talk is entitled 'Benjamin Cusley - Cordwainer, Royal Marine, First Fleeter and Hawkesbury Pioneer'.  It is  about convict transportation to Australia wound around the life of Benjamin Cusley (Cursley) from his baptism in 1762, his recruitment into the Royal Marines, service in the British Royal Navy during the American War of Independence, service as a Royal Marine Guard on the First Fleet to Australia and his life as an Australian pioneer.