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Exhibition inspired by Huts

"Solitude” 20th October to the 6th November, at
Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison St, Deakin, ACT
Opening night 20th October 6pm - 8pm

Holly Grace, an artist and member of KHA, is holding an exhibition of works inspired by the huts. 

She writes: 

I have an exhibition opening on the 20th of October at Beaver Galleries in Deakin and I’m hoping to invite any local members to the opening night or alternatively to check out the exhibition while it is on. The majority of the work in the exhibition is based on the huts and their billy cans and the surrounding landscape ... I will of course be at the opening myself and I would really like to meet some of the local members if they do decide to come. 

Even though I am based in Melbourne I became a member of the Khuts as I treasure the wonderful work that the Kosciuszko Huts Association does as it is inspiration for people like myself, and I hope that the work on show in Canberra is in some way a small acknowledgement of the huts unique value to our society and culture.

Volunteers Wanted - Lutons Crutching Shed



Where: Luton’s Crutching Shed, Namadgi National Park.  View on Map

When: Work dates - Friday 25 November 16 to Sunday 27 November 2016. Meet at 1500 on 25 November at Namadgi National Park Visitors Centre, Tharwa. People are welcome to help out for just one day if they are not available for the whole period.  Members can arrive on the Saturday morning if they are not able to arrive on the Friday afternoon - please make arrangements with the organiser.

What: Repairs to posts by stirruping.

Vehicles: We will consolidate vehicles at the Namadgi Visitors Centre so as to take in as few vehicles as possible.

Water is available at the site, bring all your own food and tent, mats, etc. 

Contact: Bob Salijevic, salijevicbob@gmail.com, 0408 944 322.

Alternate contact: Simon Buckpitt, simon.buckpitt@iinet.net.au, 02 6154 1403.

SCU Backcountry Skiing Survey

Your President received the following email that may be of interest to some KHA members:


My name is Jennifer Smart. I am undertaking a research study investigating visitors' use of the backcountry and wilderness areas of Kosciuszko National Park during the snow season. This includes those who are skiing or riding outside of the resort boundaries.

I was hoping you could pass onto your members, information about the survey and if they have been on a backcountry trip this snow season in KNP I would appreciate if they can please complete this survey by clicking on the following link:


Completion of the survey gives people the chance to go in the draw to win the following prizes:

1 x NSW All Parks Pass
3 x Hire Vouchers from Rhythm Snowsports
1 x day pack from Mont Adventure Equipment

I also need your help to spread the word…

Please tell your friends and colleagues who have or are going backcountry this snow season to please complete the survey. They can do it on computers, tablets and phones. If using a iPhone or iPad make sure you have the latest iOS 9.3.4. Your survey response is confidential and the data de-identified. I have attached a flyer as a method of promoting the survey.

This research project is being undertaken towards a honours program with the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University. The SCU Ethics Approval number is ECN-16-202. The research project is under the supervision of Dr Pascal Scherrer and Dr Mieke Witsel at Southern Cross University and Dr Isabelle Wolf from National Parks and Wildlife Service (Research and Analysis Officer, Hurstville).

If you would like further information contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0405720143 or my supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you, I appreciate your time.


Jennifer Smart

Vale: John Hamilton

 John Hamilton, KAC Collection

John Hamilton was a popular President of KHA in the 1990’s. He passed away on 25/6/2016.

John was an extremely active hands-on President and huts maintenance man, who loved the snowy mountains – being an active bushwalker, camper & XC skier.





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