Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A Blessing on the water this Easter: Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival

Easter

On Easter Sunday follow the pilgrimage to Ulladulla harbour for the traditional Italian blessing ceremony under the watchful eye of St Peter, the Patron Saint of the fisherman and the festival’s princesses in the Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club Festival Parade with the myriad of colourful floats. The first Blessing of the Fleet at Ulladulla was […]

History of Ulladulla’s Blessing of the Fleet Festival

1970s Blessing of the Fleet Ulladulla

The first Blessing of the Fleet was staged in 1956 when the Catholic Parish Priest Father Weatherall suggested to the boat owners and crews that they should follow the old and revered tradition of blessing the boats. The fishing industry of Ulladulla is as old as time itself, with Aboriginals using the harbour and ocean […]

History of Ulladulla Harbour

Shipbuilding commenced back in late 1830s on the foreshores of the Boat Harbour at Ulladulla.

History of Tourism

1906: … a good hotel should also bring in a large influx of tourist, for there is no more delightful watering place in the State than Ulladulla, where fishing, surfing, boating, shooting, charming and health recruiting opportunities. Terms for boarding were £1 per week providing clean and comfortable quarters, parties could be arranged and catered […]