Triple U FM is one of the longest-serving community radio stations in the Shoalhaven region and has been in operation since 1985. It recently teamed up with historical storytelling content creators Yesterdays Stories.
Together we have created a series of stories that uncover the layers of history that exist within the Shoalhaven. We have presented these short stories as podcasts that you can download and listen to on your favourite device or stream straight from our website.
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We hope you enjoy these podcasts and if you want provide any feedback you can email us at email@example.com
You can visit Yesterdays Stories website for more of their stories here
Triple U FM – A Brief History
In 1985, a group of Shoalhaven volunteers came together and made the first test broadcast for Triple U FM from an old caravan on top of Cambewarra Mountain. It was a big success and an opportunity for radio and music enthusiasts to share their love of music with the Shoalhaven and South Coast Community.
The Wool Road, Vincentia
For 60,000 years Aboriginal people lived in the Shoalhaven. In the 1840s Europeans came and founded the ill-fated port of South Huskisson to load ships with wool and wheat coming down from the hinterland via the Old Wool Road. The town site was resurrected in 1954 by land developer Henry Ferdinand Halloran, who named it Vincentia after a British Naval Victory. The beautiful beach-side village has been going strong ever since.
The village of Milton
For thousands of generations, Aboriginal people lived in the Milton/Ulladulla area. In the 1820s British settlers came for the fine cedar timber and excellent dairy farming land. In the late 1930s Italian migrants started the town’s fishing industry. Milton is still a lovely town with some fine historic buildings.
The Blessing of The Fleet, Ulladulla
In 1956, the fishermen of Ulladulla decided to hold a traditional Italian blessing of the fleet. The annual event has grown to be one of the largest religious and town festivals in NSW.
In 2020, a group of members of the Jerrinja tribe gathered on the grounds of the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum to make a traditional bark canoe for the Museum’s new local history gallery. It was an opportunity for elder Jerinja members to impart knowledge of the traditional craft of canoe-making to the younger people.