Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Whites River Hut in snow...

Digging into Whites River hut July two thousand and fourteen

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!

KHA AGM 2014 Results

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

Can't have too many axes...

Photo of giant axeReprinted from "The Logan Reporter"

CROCODILE Dundee had his knife. But Steve Lehmann has his axe.

He has more than 1600 of them in fact. But the one that stands almost two metres tall is the one we are interested in for this yarn.

It is a novelty axe with an interesting story attached.

"It is based on a Kelly Dandenong axe which is an Australian-made felling axe," Mr Lehmann said. "How it came about is that I used to do a lot of maintenance work at Kruger Sawmill and they had a handle that turned up on their copy lathes that was twice the length of a normal handle. "But it wasn't proportioned, so it wasn't blown out to twice the width.

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Old Currango work party

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.

photo of old currango hut

photo of old currango back of house

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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Teddys Hut lookbook entry

The horses are revolting...

teddies Hut horse logbook entry

Book: Harry Hill's latest

Image of harry hills book goobarragandra

LIMITED PRINT RUN - ORDER NOW!

Goob-Goobra-The Goob-Goobragandra-Goobarrangandra by Harry Hill Published November 2013

I vaguely remember a few years back when Harry publicly stated he had written ...'his last book.'

Well, that was least two or maybe three books ago. Hard on the heels of "Tea and Scones, Billy Tea and Damper" comes dare I say, penultimate?

The first I knew of Harry's latest publication was when it turned up in my post box in early December.

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Updated GPS Locations

Many of the GPS locations for huts in NSW and ACT have been updated and corrected. 

We are in the process of correcting the locations on the hut pages, but the complete, corrected table can be found here.

Also available are the locations in a number of different formats:

  • KML (for Google Earth)
  • CSV (Spreadsheet/text)
  • Garmin Database
  • Magellan Explorist and Meridian formats

 

The download files are available to members who have logged in to the website. 

If you are a member, but do not know your login name and password, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Book: 'Yenohan's Legacy'

image of cover of yenohans legacy book"Yenohan's Legacy is a fascinating mix of adventure and history and follows a young woman whose life changes over the course of a weekend as she helps restore a hut in the High Country. Haunted by ghosts of previous occupants, Fran is drawn to their stories and seeks the truth - and also finds love in the process."


- Anne Brown, Rosetta Books, Maleny

 

 

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Book: Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven A History of Perisher and the Ski Resorts Along the Kosciuszko Road - Perisher Historical Society is delighted to have published this history of the area. Beautifully written by image of cover of highway to heaven bookby Peter Southwell-Keely, this handsome volume of 260 pages and over 400 images, is a must have for all snow sports lovers who have enjoyed the area. Flip through the many images and then read the detail of the fascinating sequence of development, the history of the disciplines, ski patrol, the lodges. the characters, the State Government funding of the Hotel Kosciusko that kick-started a huge tourist industry for the region and much, much more. Orders: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.