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Wild Mag article: Happy Huts

4 mile hut BSIn this excerpt from the article originally published in WILD Magazine No 138 p54.

Ricky French, a New Zealand freelance writer.

He interviews KHA President Barbara Seymour and Life Member Klaus Hueneke AM.

That's not to say that Australia doesn't have its own love-affair with huts, it's just that the relationship is more nostalgic. Klaus Hueneke is one of Australia's most knowledgeable authorities on huts in the NSW and Victorian high-country...

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KHA Newsletter Index

KHA NEWSLETTER CONTENTS INDEX
ISSUES 1 to 140


Find    HUT NAMES      SUBJECT      PUBLICATIONS      POEMS


EXPLANATORY NOTES
The object of this document is to create an index to the contents of all newsletters published by the
Association to enable a search for any published topic.


SUBJECT IDENTIFICATION
SUBJECT listing is topics other than hut names.
HUTS listing is references to a hut name.
PUBLICATIONS listing is details of any publication described and also lists the poems.
Newsletters held in the Association office are bound in numerical and therefore chronological order except for several errors listed below. These errors however do not overly complicate the location of material.
Each reference is identified by a two part numeric or alpha numeric code as follows.
22/6 means the item is to be found in newsletter number 22 on page 6.
Some none newsletter material is sometimes bound between consecutive newsletters. This material includes AGM minutes, membership lists, correspondence, huts lists and the like whether or not the material was actually issued with the preceding newsletter.
17/A means that the item referred to is found in material bound in a position following newsletter 17.
Be aware that items of information can occur multiple times in the text. For instance an item about a hut can be reported in a mid year newsletter then later in the AGM presidents report and perhaps in the HMO
report as well. No attempt has been made to filter these occurrences.


ERRORS
Volume 1 Newsletter 13 appears in two places. The references to 13/A apply to the second position of newsletter 13 which is positioned following newsletter 14.
Volume 1 Newsletter 16 is duplicated after newsletter 18 but references can be used with either version.


INDEX ARRANGEMENT
Section 1 Hut name references.
Section 2 Subject references other than hut names.
Section 3A Book and other publication titles.
Section 3B Poems from the newsletters.

NEWSLETTER DATES
1 October 1970 45 March 1984
2 February 1972 46 July 1984
3 August 1972 47 October 1984
4 February 1973 48 January 1985
5 May 1973 49 April 1985
6 October 1973 50 August 1985
7 February 1974 51 November 1985
8 May 1974 52 February 1986
9 May 1974 53 July 1986
10 September 1974 54 September 1986
11 January 1975 55 November 1986
12 May 1975 56 December 1986
13 October 1975 57 March 1987
14 February 1976 58 July 1987
15 March 1976 59 October 1987
16 July 1976 60 No Date
17 December 1976 61 February 1988
18 March 1977 62 June 1988
19 May 1977 63 No Date
20 July 1977 64 December 1988
21 December 1977 65 March 1989
22 March 1978 66 June 1989
23 April 1978 67 September 1989
24 September 1978 68 December 1989
25 February 1979 69 March 1990
26 May 1979 70 July 1990
27 September 1979 71 November 1990
28 December 1979 72 January 1991
29 March 1980 73 June 1991
30 May 1980 74 August 1991
31 June 1980 75 December 1991
32 September 1980 76 February 1992
33 March 1981 77 Winter 1992
34 June 1981 78 Spring 1992
35 October 1981 79 Summer 1992
36 December 1981 80 Autumn 1993
37 March 1982 81 Winter 1993
38 June 1982 82 Spring/Summer 1993
39 September 1982 83 Autumn 1994
40 December 1982 84 Winter 1994
41 April 1983 85 Spring 1994
42 June 1983 86 Summer 1994/5
43 September 1983 87 Autumn 1995
44 January 1984 88 Winter 1995

89 Spring/Sum. ------ 138 Summer 2007/2008
90 Summer 1995 139 Autumn 2008
91 Autumn 1996 140 Winter 2008
92 Winter 1996
93 Spring 1996
94 Summer 1997
95 Autumn 1997
96 Winter 1997
97 October 1997
98 December 1997
99 February 1998
100 Winter 1998
101 Spring 1998
102 Summer 1998/1999
103 Autumn 1999
104 Winter 1999
105 Spring 1999
106 Summer 1999/2000
107 Autumn 2000
108 Winter 2000
109 Spring 2000
110 Summer 2000/2001
111 Autumn 2001
112 Winter 2001
113 Spring 2001
114 Summer 2001/2002
115 Autumn 2002
116 Winter 2002
117 Spring 2002
118 Summer 2002/2003
119 Autumn 2003
120 Winter 2003
121 Spring 2003
122 Summer 2003/2004
123 Autumn 2004
124 Winter 2004
125 Spring 2004
126 Summer 2004/2005
127 Autumn 2005
128 Winter 2005
129 Spring 2005
130 Summer 2005/2006
131 Autumn 2006
132 Winter 2006
133 Spring 2006
134 Summer 2006/2007
135 Autumn 2007
136 Winter 2007
137 Spring 2007

SECTION 1- HUT NAMES
NOTES :- 1) Most mentions of a hut name are included in this index. The reference is in a newsletter number / page form. Copies of early newsletters are bound in book form and are held in the KHA office. Newsletter number / A means there is a document which is not a newsletter bound after the numbered newsletter and the item is in this document.
2) Because items are often mentioned both in a newsletter and in the following AGM reports there is some duplication of information under different reference numbers.
3) References enclosed in brackets are significant articles while others are references to work party dates or similar minor items of information.
4) In a few instances a hut name has not been referenced in the index. This happens when a hut name appears in an article about something else in the form â

Story Telling

The history of the people of the Snowy Mountains has largely been an oral one.

Over the last twenty years, individuals such as Mathew Higgins and Klaus Hueneke have collected their stories, often on audio tape, copies of which now reside in the National Library of Australia, with the authors and with KHA. Many of these have been translated into print, both in magazines and books.

Excellent examples have been authored by Klaus and published by himself under the Table Top Press banner in the 1990s. Most are readily available from outdoors shops. A good starting point from this author is:

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New Book: Dianne Johnson "Hut in the Wild"

Photo of book huts in the wildHut in the Wild by Di Johnson

 PLEASE NOTE: Copies will be available for sale at the KHA AGM on 14 May at $20 each.

A new book by well-known Blue Mountains author and anthropologist Dr Dianne Johnson has just been released. Hut in the Wild represents a departure from her academic writing such as Night Skies in Aboriginal Australia: A Noctuary and Sacred Waters: The Story of the Blue Mountains Gully Traditional Owners which won the NSW Premierâ

KHA Archives in the National Library of Australia (NLA)

The KHA has accumulated priceless materials over the years, that reflect our mountain heritage. Periodically, we lodge more documents, photographs, maps etc in our Archive at the National Library of Australia (NLA) in Canberra. Anyone may view them on request. Examples include:

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CSIRO Rabbit Research Hut

A detailed report on the CSIRO Rabbit Research Hut by Graham Scully, coordinator of the Huts and Histroy Group for KHA.

Based on a site visit 6-8 December 2005 and interviews with some of the men who worked there between 1965 and 1980.

Download PDF (7.6MB)

Books

Many relevant books can be found at theÂ

Australian Newspapers Online - 1803 to 1954

The National Library of Australia (NLA), has electronically published all major Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1954.

Click here to open the site in a new window.

This is an invaluable resource for research, and contains much material on the huts and life of the early High Country settlers.

An complete scan of the newspapers is available, with electronically converted text. I would encourage you to create an account and correct the text for huts articles you feel are important. The electronic conversion process is not ideal, and if everyone corrected just a few articles, the complete full text of this wonderful resource would be even better.

A sample of the types of searches and number of relevant articles found, conducted by Graham Scully, is:

Kiandra 24650 articles
Paupong 145 articles
McGufficke 31 articles
Toolong Diggings 104 articles
Ligars Track 850 articles

3D PDF Documents

Attached is a 3D PDF of Mackays Hut. It can be viewed with Acrobat Reader Version 7 and above.
The model can be rotated and zoomed using the buttons above the image. It does take a little while to get used to using this type of navigation. The document "3D_PDF_navigation_buttons" describes what each of the buttons does.

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Namadgi Historic Homesteads Walking Tour

Three restored huts in the south of the Namadgi National Park have been selected for an historical walking tour.

These huts are all within three kilometres of each other, and can visited in one day out of Canberra.

A booklet is available descibing the walk and the homesteads:

The Settlers Track

More information on these huts is available:


Hut Information Additional Photographs
David Brayshaws Hut Link Link
Waterhole Hut Link Link
Westermans Hut Link Link