Sunday, September 25, 2016

Marlin Tales: A History of Hotels at Ulladulla

The Marlin Hotel was built by Mr and Mrs A. L. Pitman in Ulladulla in 1948. It was the first hotel in New South Wales to be built after World War 2 ended, costing £40,000 to build. The hotel was officially opened at noon by Mr. Jack Beale, MLA on the 28th August 1948 and was followed by “drinks on the house” until 1pm.

Book Launch: Friday 28th August 1998 was a great night, people came from Ulladulla, Milton, Sydney and Canberra came to catch up with old friends and celebrate the Marlin’s 50th Birthday. The Display of Photos and news items of Ulladulla 1828 – present day was popular with all.
May 2008 Marlin Tales is now out of print.
Marlin Tales: 50th Birthday Cake

As we look back over the last fifty years the Marlin will most likely be best remembered by the locals for ‘their time’ at the hotel and being their ‘stomping ground’ but most of all for producing the Ulladulla’s unique breed and display of shenanigans and the community spirit of its patrons!

Over the years it became the local watering hole and social Centre to many a generation. The construction of the Marlin was seen as the start of Ulladulla’s tourism industry and the Shoalhaven with big game fisherman and others among its patrons. From its hey days as a silver service accommodation house to the rock and roll bands of the 1970s and 1980s to the karaoke nights, pool competitions and live bands of the 1990s.

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