Book review. “Meet the Pioneers: Early Families of the Milton/Ulladulla District”

I purchased “Meet the Pioneers: early families of the Milton/Ulladulla District with photographs” a few months ago after a recommendation from a newly discovered cousin.

Meet the Pioneers grew out of a local exhibition of pioneering families photographs that the author Joanne Ewin was organising. Joanne gathered such a unique collection of photographs and family stories from descendants of pioneer families that she decided to publish them so they could be shared.

The book has proven to be a valuable edition to my library because it contains numerous anecdotes and photographs of my SIMMONS¬† and TUCKERMAN families I haven’t seen before. It is also an extremely well-presented pictorial history of the pioneering families of the Milton/Ulladulla district. The quality of the paper, printing, cover and binding are very high, and although the cost of $35 plus postage might seem a little steep, I was very impressed when it arrived. It also has a lovely index that so far has proven to be very accurate. (I love indexes – is that a librarian or family historian ‘thing’? Maybe both.)

I would highly recommend this book to anyone with pioneering ancestors from the Milton/Ulladulla district.

If you would like the index checked for your ancestor’s name, please send me an email. I’d be happy to look for you.