The Beginnings of Nelson Square

Once a hard to reach area of fields, the Christ Church area, including Nelson Square. was developed after the opening of Blackfriars Bridge

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Thomas and Lydia Farley, residents of Nelson Square 1815-1824

By Catharine Mackenzie On January 26, 1788 England was expanding its colonial influence to Australia when Captain Arthur Phillip arrived with the first fleet at Botany Bay, later moving to a better harbour at Sydney Cove. Later that year, in August 1788 Thomas Farley was born to John Farley and his wife, Elizabeth Palmer. Thomas’…