CROCODILE Dundee had his knife. But Steve Lehmann has his axe.
He has more than 1600 of them in fact. But the one that stands almost two metres tall is the one we are interested in for this yarn.
It is a novelty axe with an interesting story attached.
"It is based on a Kelly Dandenong axe which is an Australian-made felling axe," Mr Lehmann said. "How it came about is that I used to do a lot of maintenance work at Kruger Sawmill and they had a handle that turned up on their copy lathes that was twice the length of a normal handle. "But it wasn't proportioned, so it wasn't blown out to twice the width.
"Yenohan's Legacy is a fascinating mix of adventure and history and follows a young woman whose life changes over the course of a weekend as she helps restore a hut in the High Country. Haunted by ghosts of previous occupants, Fran is drawn to their stories and seeks the truth - and also finds love in the process."
- Anne Brown, Rosetta Books, Maleny
In this excerpt from the article originally published in WILD Magazine No 138 p54.
Ricky French, a New Zealand freelance writer.
He interviews KHA President Barbara Seymour and Life Member Klaus Hueneke AM.
That's not to say that Australia doesn't have its own love-affair with huts, it's just that the relationship is more nostalgic. Klaus Hueneke is one of Australia's most knowledgeable authorities on huts in the NSW and Victorian high-country...
Lake Claire (or Russell Tarn), mentioned in an article on Wragge's Observatory, is located between Mounts Townsend and Alice Rawson on the main range.
It is claimed to be the highest lake in Australia. More a swamp no doubt to the 10 year drought in the early 2000's
KHA's indefatigable Craig Doubleday, travelled there on behalf of fellow ski.com.au Backcountry Forum readers to take this photo.
Photo: Craig Doubleday 2007
The caretakers report the workparty was cancelled due to wet weather. The access track has a boggy patch which we don't want to make worse.
KHA HMO south
Goob-Goobra-The Goob-Goobragandra-Goobarrangandra by Harry Hill Published November 2013
I vaguely remember a few years back when Harry publicly stated he had written ...'his last book.'
Well, that was least two or maybe three books ago. Hard on the heels of "Tea and Scones, Billy Tea and Damper" comes dare I say, penultimate?
The first I knew of Harry's latest publication was when it turned up in my post box in early December.
KHA has purchased a new pot bellied stove for Tin Hut.
NPWS will fly it in and install it for us.
The old one had well and truly had it.
A member of the public, Mr Williams, enquired about 2 huts in Victoria.
I have forwarded his email to our sister organisation, Victorian High Country Huts Association.