Kanahooka Memories

This heart-warming book tells the story of Helena Webb who grew up on Kanahooka Road, on the shores of Lake Illawarra in New South Wales. The family was greatly affected by the Depression and World War II. This fascinating glimpse of an earlier era, seen through the eyes of a young girl, is brought to life for others to share.

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  • Title: Kanahooka Memories
  • Published by: Cairns Publication Services
  • Year of publishing: 2010
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 70 pages, 14 photographs
  • ISBN: 9780646535852

Helena Webb

Helena Webb grew up on the shores of Lake Illawarra near Dapto, New South Wales, Australia, spending most of her early years in Kanahooka Road, Dapto. She experienced the Depression years when her father was in and out of work for a long time, as well as World War II when her elder brother, Bobby, served in the Australian Navy.

Helena published her first book, “Kanahooka Memories”, at the age of 85. Her excellent memory enabled her to write a fascinating account of the first seventeen years of her life and provide a first-hand glimpse of everyday Australian life during the years between 1926 and 1944.

Helena now lives in Kiama, New South Wales. She has six children and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.