Helensburgh Stories

Everyone has a story. Listen to the memories of local residents as they recount their experiences of living in the Helensburgh area.

Click on the residents’ names or photos for more information and to listen to their stories.

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Jim Powell

Jim talks us through his parents’ life, his childhood in Helensburgh, as well as his role in the community as a firefighter and surf life saver.

Listen to Jim’s story here.


This is an ongoing project and we welcome your contribution. If you are interested in sharing your recollections of Helensburgh please contact us.

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