Jim Powell

Jim Powell has had an eventful life. During his time as a firefighter, he was heavily involved in tragedies such as the Christmas Day bushfires and the Waterfall train disaster. But he also talks about his childhood memories of Helensburgh, the community, and the changes he sees in store for the future.

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[Part 1]

[Part 2]

Jim’s Photo Album


Helensburgh – Family History – Bushfires – Firefighters – Surf Life Saving – Croker Island Aboriginal children

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Jim Powell’s Interview