Cafe in the heart of Flemington. Peddling coffee and food daily.
A family story, misremembered.
In 1865, Samuel Nelson was shot and killed by the notorious bushranger Ben Hall’s gang while single handedly attempting to stop them from robbing the local pub. At the time the local police were out searching the area for the bushrangers, and the only man on duty in town was the lockup-keeper, Nelson. When news of the attack reached the constable he loaded his gun, telling his wife Elizabeth that he would “to do his best” against the gang.
The story was passed down through the generations of Nelson family until today.
He was in fact a constable, but we’ve given him a posthumous promotion and named the venue in his honour.
– A.Nelson (Samuels great great great great great granddaughter)