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India SIG Meeting (Information)
Jun 01

India SIG Meeting (Information)

Date & Time
1 June 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

The India Special Interest Group

meeting is a hybrid meeting for members with an interest in researching family history related to India. Members should purchase a ticket to attend this event by logging in and selecting the event with "(Register)" in the title.

The topic for this meeting is:

"CHARLES BROWN: an intriguing Bengal gunner" 


Charles Brown was a gunner in the Bengal Artillery 1821-26 whose forebears and descendants David has been researching for years.  His complexion points to his being Anglo-Indian. After purchasing his discharge, he joined Thackers & Co in Calcutta as a ‘Roving Sub Editor’, noted for being extraordinarily well-informed ‘with access to the best information in Government Circles’.  He also arranged exploring expeditions in association with the Asiatic Society and was proficient in several languages. Charles Brown was an unusual European soldier with a complex history, which David will discuss in a Zoom talk. 

David Macadam is retired and lives in Duns in the Scottish Borders and uses both his History degree and Law Degree to research these individuals.

Either in room, or via Zoom, you are invited to join this presentation and discussion.

If you are interested in this event you might also be interested in the many other benefits of membership. See Membership Benefits for member benefits, or go straight to Join or Renew to join.


For more information about the activities of the India SIG, including details of future events, click here 


Event Type
Hybrid Zoom and In-person Meeting
Event Location
FHACT Education Room
Cook Community Centre
41 Templeton Street
Cook ACT 2614
Contact Details
Contact India SIG Convenor

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