Henrietta Villa 1820

Henrietta Villa, Point Piper NSW, 1820

Residence of Naval Officer (Collector of Customs) Captain John Piper

Watercolour by Richard Read

Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Reprinted in ‘Horsemen of the First Frontier (1788 – 1900) and The Serpents Legacy’ by Keith R Binney. Publisher: Volcanic Productions

The ‘exclusive’ human cargo had a much better deal than the horses and other livestock! This still applies. John Piper managed to pick the Nation’s best real estate as much as 200 years ago!