In the late Victorian era, Nellie Melba joined thousands of other women in making the pilgrimage to London to ‘find her fortune’. She was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician.
Charlton Place is an attractive street near the popular Camden Passage market area, where stalls and small shops sell clothes, trinkets and antiques. It is a pleasant area for you to wander around, do some shopping, and have a bite to eat. At number 32 Charlton Place a blue plaque marks the residence of ‘The Emigrant’s Friend’. Caroline's story is interesting in that her focus was to support women, and particularly young girls, who arrived in the colony with no money, friends or prospects. Her efforts, both in Australia and England, improved the conditions for the migration of free settlers.