A special introduction-to-KHA day will be held at the Namadgi Visitor Centre at 9am, Saturday 4 November aimed at new members and those interested in joining KHA.
KHA has planned an event to introduce you to our organisation, some of our people, some of the huts and describe some of KHA’s activities. Morning tea and Lunch will be provided.
After lunch we will take you on a field trip to visit some of the more interesting huts and sites in Namadgi National Park.
Our committee is keen to welcome you to find out about our successful organisation which is in its 45th year and warmly invite you to come along on 4 November.
Saturday 4 November: arrive Namadgi Visitor Centre for a cuppa at 9.00am followed by a session in Visitor Centre theatre on the origins of KHA, our relationships with NPWS and Parks ACT, and our activities
Lunch at noon provided by KHA
An afternoon field trip 1.00-4.00pm, visiting huts and sites along the old Bobeyan road with historical comments from Graham Scully on the Gudgenby prefab cottage, Foresters hut, Hospital creek hut, Frank and Jacks hut and Lutons crutching shed to view recent works and hear from their caretakers.
Other places to be visited are the ruins of the Bobeyan homestead and other sites (graves, well, 1860’s hut foundations, orchard, dairy) and cairn marking the death of David Brayshaw in 1932.
Hoping to see you there!
Peter Woolley sent some amazing photos from a walk in 1947 by his aunt and uncle who were members of the Sydney Rucksack Club.
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.
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: