Pierce Collits Farm for Sale
  In 1829 Pierce decided that he needed some capital  so he put his farm at Birds Eye Corner up for Sale.  By then the Farm was 26 years and  quite valuable.  Mary had taken out a Mortgage earlier on, to help  Pierce. It i noted that the house at Castlereagh was also weatherboarded and no doubt the same plans was used for the Collits Inn. Jospeh Collits had lived ther, till he became the licensee for  the Dog and Duck in 1836  

TO BE SOLD by Private Contract, a valuable FARM, on the Banks of the Nepean, in the District of Evan, known by the Name of Collitts' Farm, consisting of 50 Acres of excellent Land, all stumped and fenced, with a capital substantial weather-boarded and shingled   dwelling, kitchen, and stores detached, granary, stabling, piggery, barn, huts, &c.   &c. &c. well worth attention, as a valuable acquisition to a newly arrived family. For further information, apply to Mr. PiERCE     COLLITTS, Mount York. The Premises can viewed at any time, by applying to Mr. Edward Field, resident on the same.

May 26th, 1829.      530