Welcome to Helensburgh

Metropolitan Tunnel

Rock fall near tunnel entrance

Heavy rain earlier in the year caused a rock fall near the entrance to the old Metropolitan Tunnel. In late May Helensburgh & District Landcare group members held a working bee to move the rocks off the rail, and remove rubbish and graffiti.

Lawrence Hargrave 2015 Centenary Calendar


Don't miss out on the Lawrence Hargrave 2015 Centenary Calendar. For sale from the Lawrence Hargrave Centre for $15 + $5 postage. Email to order.

First World War Recruits Linked To Helensburgh & District (2508 Postcode)

Unknown WWI soldierOur latest research project has been on listing all men associated with the Helensburgh & District area (Postcode 2508) who enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces for service in the First World War.

History Of Royal National Park

Judith Carrick's 'History of Royal National Park' is now available. This is the first published comprehensive history of the Park. Cost is $35 plus $3 postage. To order email jcarrick@ihug.com.au

Tom Anderson Q & A, Helensburgh Mushroom Co Pty Ltd

Thank you to www.helensburgh.com.au for the following: An interview with Tom Anderson, former resident of Helensburgh and son to Mr Bill [William Franklin] Anderson and Jean Anderson [nee Griffiths] founders of the Helensburgh Mushroom Co Pty Ltd.

Bill Anderson operated a mushroom in one of the old railway tunnels in Helensburgh, New South Wales, from circa 1948 until 1970. ...

Garrawarra (waterfall) Cemetery

Update on Garrawarra Cemetery.

Wollongong Council has provided a very poignant short video on the cemetery. You can find it on Wollongong Council's web page about Garrawarra Cemetery. http://haveyoursaywollongong.com.au/projects/waterfall-general-garrawarra-cemetery. There is also a great opportunity for interested persons to provide input into the future of the Cemetery via records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au before 15 November 2013 and quote the reference number ESP-100.06.010 in your...

Black Christmas

Illustration: Doug Tolhurst, former Olympian, of The Ridge Helensburgh, stayed and saved his home. Christmas day started out fine, but with a strong southwesterly wind. The wind increased by lunchtime, but townsfolk busied themselves with the usual Christmas celebrations. Many headed out of town to be with family, others entertained family visitors. The local church services were well attended; all was...