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The Local History of Ulladulla, NSW

Ulladulla is a town located on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The town is situated on the Princes Highway and is approximately 230 km south of Sydney and 180 km east of Canberra. Ulladulla is part of the Shoalhaven region and has a rich history dating back to the 1800s.

Pre-European Settlement

Before European settlement, the Ulladulla area was inhabited by the Yuin people, who lived off the land and sea. The Yuin people were skilled hunters and fishermen and had a deep connection to the land and sea. The area was rich in natural resources, including freshwater rivers, sandy beaches, and dense forests.

European Settlement

The first European to explore the Ulladulla area was surveyor Thomas Florance in 1818. The town was first settled in the 1820s by Europeans, with timber getting and farming being the main industries. Ulladulla grew rapidly in the mid-1800s due to the gold rush in nearby regions, which increased demand for the town's timber.

Ulladulla was also an important port for the shipment of goods to Sydney. The port was used for the export of timber, cattle, and produce, and was also a key transport hub for passengers travelling between Sydney and the south coast.

The 20th Century

In the early 1900s, Ulladulla became a popular tourist destination, with visitors drawn to the area's natural beauty and beaches. The first motor vehicle arrived in the town in 1913, which led to the growth of the town as a tourist destination. The town's fishing industry also grew during this period, with Ulladulla becoming known for its deep-sea fishing.

The town was significantly impacted by World War II, with the Australian Army taking control of the town's hotels and beachfront areas. The army established a training base in the town and constructed several defence facilities, including anti-aircraft batteries and minefields. The town's port was also used as a naval base, with ships using the harbour as a safe haven during the war.

Recent History

Since the end of World War II, Ulladulla has continued to grow as a tourist destination, with visitors drawn to the town's beautiful beaches and scenic surrounds. The town's fishing industry has also evolved, with professional and recreational fishing being popular activities.

Ulladulla remains an important transport hub, with the Princes Highway and the NSW South Coast railway line running through the town. The local economy is diverse, with agriculture, fishing, tourism, and retail making up the town's main industries.

History of in Ulladulla

Ulladulla has a rich history dating back to pre-European settlement. The town has grown and evolved over the centuries, but remains an important hub for transport, agriculture, fishing, and tourism. Ulladulla is a beautiful town with a strong community spirit, and its unique blend of history and modernity makes it a popular destination for visitors from around the world.

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