Our Stories

Learning about the history of the Milton-Ulladulla area is much more than reading through lists of dates, names and facts. Every place has its unique stories – stories that explain why a place is what it is today. They bring to life the character of the people who have lived there and how, over centuries, they have interacted with and changed their local environment.

The stories of Milton-Ulladulla are the stories of its Aboriginal indigenous inhabitants, of the early settlers who came here in the 1800s and their descendants and, because even yesterday is now history, the more recent stories of the many people who have chosen to call this part of the New South Wales South Coast their home through the 20th and 21st centuries.

From Bendalong to Bawley Point, Conjola to Croobyar, Turmeil to Tabourie Lake, and Yatte Yattah to Yadboro, and from the Dreamtime to today, here are the stories of our place.

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MUHS bus trip to historic Braidwood, NSW

Come with MUHS on our bus trip to the beautiful historic town of Braidwood, on Sunday 10 March 2019.

It’s only a 1.5 hour drive by comfortable bus from Milton-Ulladulla to see one of NSW’s most picturesque historic towns, where many of the old town buildings have been preserved and restored.

 

Braidwood Museum. Photo denisbin via Flickr CC2.0

 

The Braidwood and District Historical Society will welcome us to the Braidwood Museum and we also have the privilege of a private visit to Bedervale, a historic homestead built in the late 1830s by John Coghill and designed by John Verge, a well-known architect of the day who also designed Camden House for the Macarthur family. With its stable, other outbuildings and graveyard, Bedervale is one of the best examples in NSW of a group of rural buildings dating from colonial times and is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. The surrounding landscape is also historically important, with its late 19th century plantings and garden layout.

A visit to Bedervale is truly a ‘step back in time’. The interiors feature polished cedar joinery and a National Trust owned and managed collection of period furniture and effects, which gives visitors a rare and unique insight into the lifestyle of country NSW during the late 19th century.

 

Bedervale Historic homestead in Braidwood, NSW. Photo by denisbin via Flickr, CC2.0

 

Don’t miss out on this special outing!

Tour details:

DATE: SUNDAY 10 MARCH 2019

TIME: Departs 8am from Ulladulla Civic Centre
Morning tea at Braidwood. Bring your own morning tea and drink and a folding chair. A box will be available for vacuum flasks – please label your flask and chair.
Guided tour of Braidwood by Mr. Peter Smith, author of a new book on the Clarke Gang of bushrangers.
Visit to Braidwood Museum.
Lunch at Braidwood Park. Bring your own lunch and drink.
Visit to historic Bedervale, a grand colonial homestead dating from 1842 with the contents owned by the National Trust. Coffee and tea can be purchased there.
Cost $40 per person.

If you have any questions about this tour, email info@muhsinc.org.au

 

Tickets are limited so book now, using the form below.

 

Milton Ulladulla in 1883

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