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.
Reflections: Boyce Bootes revisits Happy's hut after 69 years.
After being asked by Lis Barbaresco and Graham Scully if I would like to go to Happy's Hut with Steve Newby and his team of workers on the week-end of 15th - 16th January, 2011, I accepted with great joy. The 15th of January came and away we went, wondering what we would find. I must thank NPWS for permission to be driven in by Lis. The countryside looked beautiful after some rain.
Chapter 6 and 10 to be added.
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