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.
Do you live in Australia and have an interest in the history of Norwegian settlement ‘Down Under’?
Then you are most welcome to attend one of the three free lectures which will be given by Fredrik Larsen Lund in late October 2014.
Fredrik’s topic is the story of Norwegians in Australia.
The talks will be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in cooperation with the local Norwegian community.
Last year, 2013, KHA purchased a replacement pot bellied stove for Tin Hut, the old one had well and truly had it after many decades of service.
NPWS kindly flew the new one in and installed it for us.
Recently Martin enjoyed the new stove's hospitality and kindly send in a couple of photos so we could all share the warmth!
Thank you Martin.
KHA Friend Matthew Higgins sent us a link to a fine video featuring our hut of the high country.
A friend of our huts sent this excellent photo of an enthusiastic member of the public keen to experience our high country heritage during Snowpocalypse 2014!
President – Barbara Seymour
Vice President – Vacant
Secretary – Patsy Sheather
Treasurer – Lyn Sebo
Membership Secretary – Pip Brown
HMO Geehi – Jim Roche
HMO North – David Mitchell
HMO South – Ian Frakes
HMO Snowy – Marion Plum
HMO Namadgi – Bob Salijevic
Heritage Officer – Vacant
Newsletter Editor - Pauline Downing
Committee Members - Clive Richardson, Colin Howie, Richard Stanley
HMO North reports on another successful Easter workparty at Old Currango homestead.
7 KHA volunteers, 4 1/2 days, 12 litres of paint and 2 large bags of rubbish collected and removed.