A Shoalhaven property, formerly owned by a convict turned prominent businesswoman whose face adorns the $20 note, will be auctioned next month.
'Riverview', located at 649 Burrier Road, Burrier, has been owned by the Grady family for about 100 years.
It comprises about 75 acres with approximately 900m of river frontage to the Shoalhaven River.
The lifestyle property also features two cottages, and about 50 acres of grassed level paddocks down to the river foreshore.
It will be auctioned on August 20, and has a price guide of $2 million.
The property was formerly owned by Mary Reibey, a convict turned successful businesswoman who has been featured on various versions of the Australian $20 note.
According to the Reserve Bank of Australia, Mary Reibey, baptised Molly Haydock, was born on May 12, 1777 in Bury, Lancashire, England.
While working as a house servant at the age of 13, she disguised herself as a boy and stole a horse.
Her identity was disclosed at the trial when she was sentenced to transportation from England for seven years.
After working as a nursemaid for two years, she married Thomas Reibey in 1794, a successful trader and merchant who, alongside business partner Edward Wills, would die from illness in 1811.
Mrs Reibey took over the business, expanding it greatly through congenial and perhaps not-so-congenial manners. In May 1817, she was convicted of an assault upon John Walker, one of her debtors.
Mrs Reibey eventually owned many portions of land throughout Sydney and NSW.
She built extensively throughout Sydney, including a warehouse on George Street which was featured behind her on the $20 note.
The NSW government's state archives and records show Mrs Reibey made an application in 1829 for permission to bid for 1460 acres of land to add to a grant of 1100 acres, and a further 500 acres purchased privately.
On the reverse of the application is a description of the land, known as 'Illaroo', which is bounded by the Shoalhaven River.
She had 11 people employed on the property to look after the stock and buildings.
It's not known for certain how long she owned the property for.
On her retirement, Mrs Reibey built a house at Newtown, where she lived until her death. She died on May 30, 1855, survived by two of her seven children.
The selling agents are Neil Campbell and Kate Morgan from Ray White Gerringong.