What is the New South Wales Corp?
- New South Wales Corp a.k.a. Rum Corp
- It was formed in England in 1789 as permanent regiment to relieve the marines who had accompanied the First Fleet.
- The regiment began arriving as guards on the Second Fleet in 1799.
- Major Grose took command of the Corp in 1792
- Their main job was to guard the convicts
- Due to the unpopularity of Australia, the Corp were composed of officer on half pay, troublemakers, soldiers paroled from military prisons and those who wanted to make a life for themselves in the new colony