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Peter Woolley Collection The Rucksack Club walk 1947

Peter Woolley sent some amazing photos from a walk in 1947 by his aunt and uncle who were members of the Sydney Rucksack Club.

Report on Frank & Jack's workparty February 2017

frank and jacks front tclement 2017

Trevor Clement sent in this report on their recent workparty at Frank & Jack's Hut in Namadgi National Park

Frank and Jack’s hut in Namadgi is only 2.7kms from the Yankee Hat car park and, as such, received a great number of visitors. The hut is in reasonable condition although there are a number of maintenance issues identified at a joint KHA and ACT PCS site visit in late 2016. As the new KHA caretaker I developed a plan to address the maintenance issues in a phased approach.

 

 

 


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Aust. Alpine Club: Article on the Kiandra to Kosci. crossing

The Australian Alpine Club have posted some interesting heritage articles on their website including:

Two Tin Huts & a Heroic Snowy Mountain Crossing [takes you to the AAC's webpage]

These mention articles for the Australian Ski Yearbook which KHA has in it's collection.

You can peruse them at the following links:

Australian Ski Yearbook Articles

Australian Ski Yearbook - ACT, Victoria and Tasmanian Articles


Wind damage to Old Currango Homestead - Feb 2017

Photo of wind damage to roof of Old Currango Homestead 11th february 2017On Saturday evening, 11th March, a wind storm hit the Currango area bringing down trees & damaging Old Currango.

* Three sheets of iron on northern verandah have completely gone

* Two sheets of iron on north-east corner of verandah have gone exposing old original shingles

* Chimney upright posts have been snapped off at the ground causing the chimney to collapse and making it unsafe.

 Of major concern is three 3 metre lengths of iron have gone to the wind from the main north-west roof over small bedroom, exposing large area of original shingles, a large number of which have unfortunately been lost. The whole main part of the roof including shingles, was also forced up and lifted.

 

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Ted Winter - 1947 Ski Trip

Cross country with Ted Winter from Bett's Camp to Pretty Plain and finally to the Boardman's at Khancoban. A 10 Read More
Wragge's Observatory - construction

Wragge's Observatory - construction

Download an article from the Monaro Mercury, circa 1898, describing the construction of the observatory on the top of Mt. Read More

Blackberry Jam - High Country Style

Everyone loves home-made blackberry jam. The pesky plants that can overrun a house in a few years bear, arguably, the Read More

Gladys Weston - Early 20th Century Reminisces - 1988 interview

In 1988, Rosemary Curry recorded the following interview with Gladys Weston. Gladys Weston: After Pop got a letter, he'd have to Read More
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