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Westerman's Workparty - October, 2014

Photo of Westermans HutWesterman's Hut was sadly in need of a paint until a group of 12 KHA members got together from 25th to 29 October and gave it some tender loving care. 

Jane and Jack Palmer, Simon Buckpitt, Mike Baker, John Woodward, John Allen, Marg, Narelle Irvine, Kevin and Patsy McCaskie, Helen McAuley, Barbara Seymour and Alf Sinfield responded to Bob Salijevic's (HMO Namadgi) email request for workers, and collectively managed to make the hut look fresh, protected and cared for. 

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Daveys Hut workparty 2014

daveys applying fire retardent 427 2014Daveys 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

 

 

 

 

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KHA GPS workshop

Participants at the GPS WorkshopAn enthusiastic group of KHA members and NPWS personnel gathered at Currango over the weekend of 26th/27th May 2012 to attend the GPS Workshop.

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Orroral Valley Homestead Work Party

Orroral Valley Homestead before

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.

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2012 AGM Results

Another successful KHA AGM took place at the luxurious Boali Lodge at Thredbo!

Immediate past President Bob Moon was awarded Life membership.

Welcome new President Barbara Seymour.

Attached below are slide shows presented by NPWS Ranger Megan Bowden, along with the Treasurer's and Auditor's reports.

Round Mountain to Snakey Plain in Eight Days

Robyn inspecting fresh December snow at Wheelers Hut 2013

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.

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Tin Mines Work Party - Easter 2012

Flattering: a press release from NPWS --

24 April 2012

Volunteers Easter efforts give historic mountain huts some much needed TLC

 

Whilst many visitors to Kosciuszko National Park over Easter enjoyed their time relaxing and recreating within the park, an intrepid band of volunteers from the Illawarra Alpine Club continued their Easter tradition of putting something back into the Park that they love to enjoy.

 The club which operates its Club ski lodge at Smiggin Holes, also operates as a volunteer Hut Caretaker Group under the auspices of the Kosciusko Huts Association, helping to maintain and preserve the iconic mountain huts within Kosciuszko National Park.

 NPWS Snowy River Area Manager, Pam Oâ

Coming in from the other Side

Mackays after Carolyn Macdonald 2013An 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.

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Tom Groggin Social Weekend

Combined KHA/Vic Huts activity.

From Barbara Seymour:

"Camp was made at Tom Groggin camp site and activities included travelling to a number of Vic Huts and the Geehi Huts. A visit to Jack Riley's hut site was made on Sunday morning and after lunch everyone drove over to Tom Groggin Station where Ken Nankervis spoke to a very captive audience of the days when the Nankervis family owned the Station. Full report and more photos in the next KHA Newsletter."

Barbara also sent in these photos:

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ACT White Card course NNP

ACT Parks are to run a White Card course for KHA members intending to work on huts in Namadgi National Park, dates to be confirmed.

Course positions will be offered first come, first served. Those interested should email kHA HMO namadgi hmonamadgi@khuts.org