Friday, 5 February 2016

Seven Shillings Beach, Point Piper

There are several stories as to how this harbourside beach in the exclusive suburb of Point Piper got its name:
1. Named as such when a Mrs Busby gave an Aboriginal seven shillings compensation for fishing rights, or for a catch of fish;
2. A nurse, employed by Captain Piper, lost a purse containing 'seven shillings' on the beach.

To find out more about this beach, and a tale about Captain Piper, after whom the suburb is named, click here. 


  1. I think the second version seems more appealing! Lovely spot.

  2. Nice beach! I guess people will believe whatever story version they like but maybe it will stay a mystery.