Westerman's Hut was sadly in need of a paint until a group of 12 KHA members got together from 25th to 29 October and gave it some tender loving care.
Jane and Jack Palmer, Simon Buckpitt, Mike Baker, John Woodward, John Allen, Marg, Narelle Irvine, Kevin and Patsy McCaskie, Helen McAuley, Barbara Seymour and Alf Sinfield responded to Bob Salijevic's (HMO Namadgi) email request for workers, and collectively managed to make the hut look fresh, protected and cared for.
An article by Carolyn MacDonald
Photos: Carolyn Macdonald
While volunteering on the Orange Hawkweed program this year I learnt from the local Park ranger that Bob the taxi driver in Corryong can drive people up the Cabramurra Road in winter. Coming from Adelaide this made sense to cut out the Alpine Way and reducing our drive time and distance. This was especially relevant this year as we would have been trying to drive the Alpine Way just after it had been blocked by the landslide. Not only that, Bob supplies you with a pile of yummy homemade sandwiches, tea, coffee and hot chocolate to help you on your way.
Kosciuszko Huts Association
Bush Tucker, Music and Musings
Where: Geehi Hut at Swampy Plain
22nd/23rd November 2014
The bush kitchen will again be on site to prepare and cook the camp oven meal on Saturday evening. Extras on the menu this year will include a vegetarian curry and rice.
A cooked breakfast will be available on Sunday morning along with cereal, muesli and toast.
All-day tea/coffee/cake available
There will be a charge of $25.00 each for adults.
The Veranda Band will once again provide the music for the evening's entertainment and sing-along.
Accommodation is provided by you - tents (large or small), camper trailers, caravans, back of utes, swags, campervans
Phone: 02 6495 9866 or Mobile: 0408 666 887
See you all there!
ACT Parks are to run a White Card course for KHA members intending to work on huts in Namadgi National Park, dates to be confirmed.
Daveys Hut caretakers conducted a workparty in early march 2014 to get another coat of fire retardent on to the hut.
This hut is really looking good now.
Photos: Pauline Downing caretaker
KHA and ACT Parks have reinvigorated our relationship through a freshly minted Memorandum of Understanding which will help KHA continue its work supporting ACT Parks conserve our high country heritage in the Australian Capital Territory.
The first major workparty was the refurbishment of Orroral Homestead, a large undertaking coordinated by ex KHA President Bob Moon. Bob previously coordinated the major conservation works for Tralee Homestead at Hume and that experience helped both KHA and ACT Parks forge a new partnership.
Photos: Bob Moon, Orroral Homestead before conservation.
Another successful KHA AGM took place at the luxurious Boali Lodge at Thredbo!
Immediate past President Bob Moon was awarded Life membership.
Welcome new President Barbara Seymour.
Attached below are slide shows presented by NPWS Ranger Megan Bowden, along with the Treasurer's and Auditor's reports.
Round Mountain to Snakey Plain in Eight Days – Dec 2013
Bob Clifton - December 2013
Newcastle Ramblers Bushwalking Club
After ten hours of driving our group made it to Round Mountain Hut (1520m), a short downhill walk from the Tooma Road, and were in camp by 5.00pm with a pleasant fire going as the shadows closed over Mt Jagungal in the distance.