Once a hard to reach area of fields, the Christ Church area, including Nelson Square. was developed after the opening of Blackfriars Bridge
Nelson Square has always been an attractive address to live in.
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’…
While Nelson Square became the home of the reasonably wealthy, abject poverty was found in just a few streets away.
Blackfriars Settlement, one of the oldest local charities, has its roots in Nelson Square