Books about Milton Ulladulla History


There are many books published about the local history of the Milton Ulladulla district. Some are out-of-print but can be borrowed from the Milton or Ulladulla libraries. Members of MUHS can also borrow books from our large collection.


The Twelve O’Clock Whistle

by Barrie Wilford, with illustrations by Kevin Burns

The Twelve O’Clock Whistle is a folk history of Milton Ulladulla, where Barrie has recorded his memories of local life in the 1940s and 1950s. Several stories in this website are reproduced from Barrie’s book, with his kind permission.

The Twelve O’Clock Whistle is available from Ulladulla Men’s Shed, Leo Drive, Narrawallee or by post, or contact Barrie direct on 02 4454 4447. Cost is $20 per copy. Postage and packing is $7 extra.



ISBN 978-0-646-96194-1

Published by BJ Wilford, Burrill Lake, 2016

Meet the Pioneers – Early Families of the Milton-Ulladulla District with Photographs

by Joanne Ewin

Meet the Pioneers‘, published in 1991, remains one of Milton-Ulladulla’s most detailed and useful historical resources. It covers nearly 200 of the mostly British pioneer families who arrived here from 1828 and worked so hard to build a new life in this remote coastal part of NSW. Their farms, homes, public buildings and industries have created the current-day built landscape of Milton-Ulladulla, and many of their descendants still live in the district.



Meet the Pioneers‘ is a valuable resource for those researching the history of the area and also for family historians. Although it is currently out of print but you will find copies to borrow in Shoalhaven libraries and also through the MUHS.

ISBN 0 646 01711 X

Written and published by Joanne Ewin, 1991




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