Thompson Square still connects us to Macquarie and his ideals for a new society

By Justine Doherty
Updated January 16 2017 - 11:08pm, first published 2:30am
Thompson Square showing the Old Punt Road winding up through it, and the square clearly defined by buildings on three sides.

When a wooden plank with the words Thompson Square was put up, renaming Bell Post Square in January 1811, it publicly flipped the bird at the British class system. With the current push to have Thompson Square put on the national heritage list, the Gazette looks at why there’s a strong case.

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