The Kosciuszko Huts Association (KHA) is a voluntary organisation formed in 1971 to assist with the conservation, management and reconstruction of huts, homesteads and surrounds within Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) in southern NSW. Our activities expanded into Namadgi National Park (NNP) in the ACT in 1990.
Over the past forty two years KHA has carried out maintenance activities on most of the 90 or so remaining huts and homesteads in KNP and NPP. A network of caretakers, both groups and individuals, make annual inspection visits to their allocated hut or huts to document the material state of the hut and to develop work plans. They also undertake small repairs as needed.
The caretaker network is managed by KHA, with KHA providing the liaison between the caretakers and state and territory land management agencies.
The objectives of KHA
The NSW Government requires KHA volunteers working in the park, to indemnify it against any third party legal action resulting from KHA's activities. KHA has obtained insurance cover for the benefit of members and pays for it though membership fees.
Financial KHA members are welcome to attend hut workparties. For upcoming workparties, please check the calendar, or contact the relevant Hut Maintenance Officer (HMO). Email address can be found on the Contacts page.
The horses are revolting...
The Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment - Australia, New Zealand (ASLEC-ANZ) is holding a conference called Affective Habitus that we think will be of interest to your group. The conference will focus on environmental humanities and is to be held on the Australian National University campus in the Humanities Research Centre from the 19th to the 21st of June.
Pauline Downing has produced a sister publication to her "Historic Huts and Homesteads of the Namadgi National Park" for Kosciuszko Park.
Retail price is $29.95. The book is 200 pp b/w with over 300 photographs and paintings.
Special price for KHA members is $20 including postage.
Both publication can be purchased from Pauline at:
PO Box 525 CAMDEN NSW 2570 or
Many of the GPS locations for huts in NSW and ACT have been updated and corrected.
We are in the process of correcting the locations on the hut pages, but the complete, corrected table can be found here.
Also available are the locations in a number of different formats:
The download files are available to members who have logged in to the website.
Daveys Hut caretakers conducted a workparty in early march 2014 to get another coat of fire retardent on to the hut.
This hut is really looking good now.
Photos: Pauline Downing caretaker
KHA and ACT Parks have reinvigorated our relationship through a freshly minted Memorandum of Understanding which will help KHA continue its work supporting ACT Parks conserve our high country heritage in the Australian Capital Territory.
The first major workparty was the refurbishment of Orroral Homestead, a large undertaking coordinated by ex KHA President Bob Moon. Bob previously coordinated the major conservation works for Tralee Homestead at Hume and that experience helped both KHA and ACT Parks forge a new partnership.
Photos: Bob Moon, Orroral Homestead before conservation.
Round Mountain to Snakey Plain in Eight Days – Dec 2013
Bob Clifton - December 2013
Newcastle Ramblers Bushwalking Club
After ten hours of driving our group made it to Round Mountain Hut (1520m), a short downhill walk from the Tooma Road, and were in camp by 5.00pm with a pleasant fire going as the shadows closed over Mt Jagungal in the distance.
An article by Carolyn MacDonald
Photos: Carolyn Macdonald
While volunteering on the Orange Hawkweed program this year I learnt from the local Park ranger that Bob the taxi driver in Corryong can drive people up the Cabramurra Road in winter. Coming from Adelaide this made sense to cut out the Alpine Way and reducing our drive time and distance. This was especially relevant this year as we would have been trying to drive the Alpine Way just after it had been blocked by the landslide. Not only that, Bob supplies you with a pile of yummy homemade sandwiches, tea, coffee and hot chocolate to help you on your way.
CROCODILE Dundee had his knife. But Steve Lehmann has his axe.
He has more than 1600 of them in fact. But the one that stands almost two metres tall is the one we are interested in for this yarn.
It is a novelty axe with an interesting story attached.
"It is based on a Kelly Dandenong axe which is an Australian-made felling axe," Mr Lehmann said. "How it came about is that I used to do a lot of maintenance work at Kruger Sawmill and they had a handle that turned up on their copy lathes that was twice the length of a normal handle. "But it wasn't proportioned, so it wasn't blown out to twice the width.