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The Men from Snowy River

photo of the the men from snowy river flagDuring 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.

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Lost Huts

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!

KHA 2015 Calendar

image of the new KHA calendar cover 2015The new KHA 2015 calendar is now ready for sale!

Published in a large A3 portrait format and packed with quality photos of your favourite huts, it would make a fine Christmas present for friends and family or just to spoil yourself.

Contains a selection of quality photos taken by KHA members.

Available from:

The survival hut at Lake Albina - 1984.

Lake Albina Survival Hut Reet ValackTHE SURVIVAL HUT at LAKE ALBINA
John Anderson

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.


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New stove for Tin Hut - updated

tin hut new stove MZ 20140831

Last year, 2013, KHA purchased a replacement pot bellied stove for Tin Hut, the old one had well and truly had it after many decades of service.

NPWS kindly flew the new one in and installed it for us.

 Recently Martin enjoyed the new stove's hospitality and kindly send in a couple of photos so we could all share the warmth!

Thank you Martin.

Hut Photographs


The website has recently been updated to include a gallery of all the photos we have for each hut. 

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O'Keefe Hut smoking chimney fixed!

phoo of okeefe hut nordic ski club trip 2009

NPWS advise after extensive work on the chimney the fireplace does not smoke any more. This was confirmed to NPWS by a recent visitor.

KHA welcomes any other reports, please contact hmosouth@khuts.org

photo: Nordic Ski Club NSW 2009

Updated GPS Locations

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:

  • KML (for Google Earth)
  • CSV (Spreadsheet/text)

The download files are available to members who have logged in to the website.

If you are a member, but do not know your login name and password, please contact webmaster@khuts.org


Harry Hill: Beware of bush tucker

botanical drawing of the hemlock poisonous plant

The Blue Waterholes on the head of the Goodradigbee River, is one of my favourite spots in KNP. I've visited it at least 20 times to camp, fish, explore and especially to walk down the limestone gorge, criss-crossing the water course to have lunch at the waterfall. On one visit I found that a Park Ranger had collected a group of about ten visitors to lead them on a conducted walk. I knew the ranger and she asked me to join the group - we could both give the commentary.




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