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.
In 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...
The horses are revolting...
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.
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:
The download files are available to members who have logged in to the website.
"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
Lake Claire (or Russell Tarn), mentioned in an article on Wragge's Observatory, is located between Mounts Townsend and Alice Rawson on the main range.
It is claimed to be the highest lake in Australia. More a swamp no doubt to the 10 year drought in the early 2000's
KHA's indefatigable Craig Doubleday, travelled there on behalf of fellow ski.com.au Backcountry Forum readers to take this photo.
Photo: Craig Doubleday 2007
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.