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.
ACT Parks are to run a White Card course for KHA members intending to work on huts in Namqdgi National Park, dates to be confirmed.
From Australia ICOMOS International Movement on Monuments and Sites
A new version of the Burra Charter has been adopted and launched by Australia ICOMOS. The guidelines that were associated with the 1999 version have now been replaced by Practice Notes. The Burra Charter 1999 and the Guidelines to the Burra Charter are now considered archival documents.
The Burra Charter 2013 and associated Practice Notes can be downloaded for free from the website:
Please note that there are a few new Practice Notes including:
- The Burra Charter and Archaeological Practice
- The Burra Charter and Indigenous Cultural Heritage Management.
KHA has purchased a new pot bellied stove for Tin Hut.
NPWS will fly it in and install it for us.
The old one had well and truly had it.
The KHA 2014 calendar is for sale via this website. Filed with quality photos of your favourite huts it would make a fine Christmas present for friends and family or just to spoil yourself. With a kx of quality photos taken by both professional photographers and KHA members.
15 September, 2013
The webmap has received an overhaul -
Many KHA members assist National Parks fight the continuing Hawkweed menace.
The volunteer survey program runs on a weekly basis from Monday to Friday for the following periods:
6th to 10th January 2014
13th to 17th January
20th to 24th January
27th Jan to 31st January
Bookings are essential, contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service Office at Khancoban on (02)6076 9373 or Tumut on (02)6947 7000.