Gladys Weston recounted her memories of cooking in the mountains to Rosemary Curry, in an interview recorded in 1988.
We used to make lovely bread in a big camp oven, I couldn't lift it, a huge thing. You wouldn't have much fire underneath - if you did, you'd burn the bread.
In 1988, Rosemary Curry recorded the following interview with Gladys Weston.
Gladys Weston: After Pop got a letter, he'd have to light the lamp to read it, and then we'd put it out. Kerosene was dangerous to carry. We used candles.
In 1989, Rosemary Curry recorded the following interviews with Gladys Weston and Emily McGufficke.
Gladys Weston: We used a sleeping bag on the ground ... there was no hut.
Extract from Gooandra Conservation Study, prepared for the Kosciusko Huts Association by Matthew Higgins and David Scott, November 1991
From tthe archives, the attached letter was sent to Graham Scully in 1988 when KHA was negotiating with NPWS for the stabilisation/conservation of Gooandra. The letter was written by Janet Lott, daugter of Carl Wilkinson Lampe, 1902-1975 and contains many valuable contemporary memories passed down to her from her father and uncles.
Extract from Kells Hut Conservation Study, prepared by David Scott, September 1990.
Extract from Max & Bert Oldfield's Hut Conservation Study prepared for the Kosciusko Huts Association by Matthew Higgins and David Scott, December 1992.
Chapter 11 - the Egg Lady Who Taught The Piano And A Place Called Dartmoor
Back then, it snowed in the first week in June every year. It never failed. Set your watch by it, sort of thing.