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WHO WE ARE
The NSW Corps of Marines Inc. is a re-enactment group.
The Marine Corps we depict were formed in 1786 specifically to come to Australia to protect the new colony and preserve order. The 212 marines along with their families, other settlers and convicts on board 11 ships with the official Flag Raising held at Farm Cove on the 26th January, 1788. These men, women and children under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip formed the first English settlement in New South Wales and are commonly referred to as The First Fleet.
Our objective is to depict these Marines, their wives or companions and their families. At events we try to portray some of the aspects of what life would have been like for these early settlers and demonstrate the life of a Marine. Through the demonstration of drill and weaponry from this period along with displays of every day life and equipment, we hope to impart our knowledge and an understanding of this new colony and the hardships they faced.
Some of our regular acvities at events are as follows:
Discussion on the life of a marine.
Duties and benefits.
Displays of everyday skills both military and civilian.
Talks on the use of both the Musket and Cannon.
Displays of everyday items used in this time period.
Crime And Punishment
We invite all who share our love of history to join us at these venues.
To book us for an event or for enquiries regarding membership, please contact our Event Co-ordinator,