Helensburgh is located just south of Sydney, NSW Australia. The 2508 postcode covers; Woronora Dam, Helensburgh, Otford, Lilyvale, Stanwell Tops, Stanwell Park, Coal Cliff, Darkes Forest and Maddens Plains.
Combined, the 2508 postcode area shares a rich coal mining and railway heritage, and is surrounded by natural bushlands, springs and the breath-taking Illawarra escarpment to the east. Helensburgh, Otford and Lilyvale are situated next to The Royal National Park to the north.
Here I will present some of the areas history and my experiences in the beautiful Helensburgh and surrounds.
Ian Piggott is a local historian with interests in early railway infrastructure, mining, and ‘life & times’ of early Helensburgh & district pioneers and residents. Ian Piggott is a member of the Helensburgh & District Historical Society.