(1814–82), born Devon, England, was a commercial traveller and a hosier and silk merchant. He acquired a distinguished reputation as a public speaker on literary and political subjects. In 1854 he visited Australia, and after his return published a general description titled The Rise and Progress of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand (1857) under the pseudonym ‘An Englishman’. He revisited Australia in 1857 before settling in England, where he devoted himself to literature and philanthropic works. Puseley published several novels under the pseudonym ‘Frank Foster’ 1872–76; he also published drama, poetry and essays on contemporary issues.
From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.