16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700
 
 

       

16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

 
 

Pitt Point our own piece of Pittwater History

‘Pitt Point’ on Scotland Island

As many will know, Pitt Island, named by Captain Arthur Phillip, was renamed Scotland Island by Andrew Thompson, to whom it was granted by Governor Macquarie on 1st January 1810 for his good works including rescuing many people from a major flood in the Hawkesbury River.

Andrew Thompson, who built and operated a number of trading ships, was building ‘Geordy’ on his Island when he died. At that point, he had progressed from being sent to NSW for 14 years for the theft of goods back in England, to being the wealthiest man in NSW.

One of his enterprises was the manufacture of salt, transported, with other produce, down to Sydney town. He was also the biggest producer of wheat, a vital product for the survival of the colony.

Greg and Louise’s home, ‘Pitt Point’, sits close to both - where the salt was produced and ‘Geordy’ was built. It has always been owned by RPAYC members, both as a weekender and a permanent residence, over more than 25 years.

‘Pitt Point’ is on the market, and it is thought that RPA members could be interested in considering this rare piece of architecture designed by Ken Woolley AM. The house has been beautifully built and lovingly maintained. 

  

Enjoying an ideal due North aspect, the Winter sun floods into the house from sunrise to sunset, a rare thing in Pittwater. It is located on the northern tip of Scotland Island and comes with excellent facilities for yacht/boat owners – even having a wave-breaker protection barrier. And, very often the Start boat is a 2 minute sail/motor away! If not racing, most of the RPA races can be viewed clearly, with a glass of something, relaxing on the terrace.

More information, with many photographs and some historical background are available at www.modernhouse.co/listings/pittwater-waterfront/ 'Pitt Point' by architect Ken Woolley AM. 


More historical information on Scotland Island and Andrew Thompson is available as follows:-
• A very thorough and interesting account of Thompson, back in England, then his life in Australia is at http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/andrew-thompson---pittwater-patriarchs-history.php
• A shorter account can be found at www.visitsydneyaustralia.com.au/scotland-island.html .
• Also www.cawb.com.au/andrew-thompson.html .
• Another interesting one is https://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/scotland_island

All part of the fascinating story on the development of Sydney and the Pittwater area.

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About RPAYC

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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