Do you live in Australia and have an interest in the history of Norwegian settlement ‘Down Under’?
Then you are most welcome to attend one of the three free lectures which will be given by Fredrik Larsen Lund in late October 2014.
Fredrik’s topic is the story of Norwegians in Australia.
The talks will be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in cooperation with the local Norwegian community.
Last year, 2013, KHA purchased a replacement pot bellied stove for Tin Hut, the old one had well and truly had it after many decades of service.
NPWS kindly flew the new one in and installed it for us.
Recently Martin enjoyed the new stove's hospitality and kindly send in a couple of photos so we could all share the warmth!
Thank you Martin.
The horses are revolting...
KHA Friend Matthew Higgins sent us a link to a fine video featuring our hut of the high country.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.