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During World War 1, recruitment marches or snowball marches to Sydney were a feature of volunteer recruiting drives for the Australian Imperial Force in rural New South Wales, Australia. Between October 1915 and February 1916, nine marches were held starting from various points in the state; the most notable was the first march from Gilgandra, known as the Cooee march. There was also a similar march in south-eastern Queensland. In 1918, in an effort to promote recruitment, another march was staged, but this was less spontaneous and the marchers in fact travelled by train. The marches were called "snowball marches" in the hope that like a snowball rolling down a hill will pick up more snow, gaining more mass and surface area, and picking up even more snow as it rolls along, the marchers would also collect more marchers as they progressed to the recruiting depot.
Two teenaged sisters have captured the hearts of the crowds at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney as trailblazers in the traditionally macho sport of woodchopping.
Many of the GPS locations for huts in NSW, ACT and Victoria have been updated and corrected.
Each hut page will have a link to the map and the complete, corrected table can be found here.
Also available are downloads for the locations as:
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THE SURVIVAL HUT at LAKE ALBINA
photo: Reet Valack 1984.
A whiteout is an occupational hazard for ski tourers on the Main Range. While low cloud and reduced visibility may occur at any time of the year, it is during winter with a blanket of freshly fallen snow covering the mountains, that the true whiteout is experienced.
While cataloguing our photographs, we found a stray photograph labelled "Flynn's Hut"
However we can find no other information on this building.
Another photo, titled "Laurel Lees Camp"
Do you know more? Let us know!
MANY MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE
The website has recently been updated to include a gallery of all the photos we have for each hut.