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Harper's Mansion Berrima - the place and its people

Written and researched by historian Ann Beaumont

National Trust Heritage Award Winner 2014: Community / Individual

All sale proceeds benefit the ongoing care of Harper's Mansion.

Drawing heavily on primary sources, Ann Beaumont brings to life the story of James and Mary Harper who built Harper’s Mansion and the Surveyor-General Inn in Berrima in the 1830s.
It sheds light on James’ convict parents and the many people who touched the young
couple’s lives on their road to success, and the eventual end to their dream.
The writer also gives an insight into the 120 year ownership of the house by the Catholic Church, and introduces you to the priests, nuns and tenants who lived there.
The book outlines the National Trust’s ownership of the property, the restoration and garden creation, and acknowledges the hundreds of volunteers who have made it one of the Trust’s most visited properties.
Illustrated throughout


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