Martins Ridge History

Initially known as Roseview – the original holding of some 250 plus acres was first gazetted in (circa) 1867 by William and Mary Martin.

 

The Martin family have been well known in the local area since this time, in 1866 (April 26th at The Star Hotel) William Martin was elected to the inaugural committee of the Ulladulla Show society (changed to Milton Agricultural and Horticultural Society Association in 1922).

 

In 1867 (Friday 1st March) William organised the first exhibition of livestock in East Milton.

 

The Martins Ridge property was held in the family until the 1970’s, operating as a dairy farm. At this time it was broken into several parcels of land including 40, 68a, 68b, 68c and 68d Martins Ridge Road.

 

During the 1990’s the farm was used to grow lavender, which was commercially harvested, processed and sold at the local markets.

 

The original homestead was built in the 1890’s, the majority of which remain today.

Sustainable Farming as part of Martins Ridge History
Martins Ridge Food History