A collection of images, that should be self-explanatory, relating to Peppercorn Hut.
See also: Francis Dunn's Grave
First published in the Queanbeyan History Bulletin, March 1976.
I was about twelve when I first started to work with teams, and about fourteen when I started to drive them on my own.
As the fires approached Paupong in 2003, Raymond Wroe took the initiative to save Charlie Rugmans hut by carefully numbering and disassembling the building to remove it from the site.
The huts in the high country were built by stockmen, prospectors, recreational fishermen, skiers and the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority to meet their accommodation, shelter, recreational and hydrology needs at the time. Many of these huts have been lost through fire and decay, but around120 of them still remain. These are now cared for co-operatively by KHA and the Park Services.
The Hotel Kosciuszko burnt in 1953, leaving Sponar's Inn - the original staff quarters - standing.
Extract from "Early days of the upper Murray" - Jean Carmody.
In 2005 caretaker Chris Slotemaker de Bruine wrote this history of Gooandra's amazing conservation:
This page lists all the historical sites. More sites are in the process of being prepared for publication.
Many people familiar with the high country will have heard of Ligar’s Route, a track developed to provide ready access for Victorian miners to the Kiandra Goldrush in 1860. Less well-known, is the fact it was a sideshow in the (never-ending?) socio-political struggle between Victoria and New South Wales. This article is part of a paper presented to the Australian Engineering Heritage Conference, October 2022.