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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.





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:

 Namadgi National Park visitors centre - Tharwa ACT 

Jindabyne, Tumut, Khancoban and Cooma Visitors Centres.

Candelo Bookshop, Bega.

$20  for KHA members
$25  for non-members
Now available from the KHA Shop

KHA Members should login to the website, on the main menu click on Members > User profile,

click on the  'Additional Information' tab to find their shop coupon code to receive a 20% discount on the calendar price.

Alternatively, forward your request and payment by cheque to:

Secretary, KHA, PO Box 2509, Canberra ACT 2601

Old Currango work party

HMO North reports on another successful Easter workparty at Old Currango homestead.

7 KHA volunteers, 4 1/2 days, 12 litres of paint and 2 large bags of rubbish collected and removed.

photo of old currango hut

photo of old currango back of house

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.

Pauline Downing: More huts

p downing huts homesteads knp

Pauline Downing has produced a sister publication to her "Historic Huts and Homesteads of the Namadgi National Park" for Kosciuszko Park.

Retail price is now $20.00 incl. postage. The book is 200 pp b/w with over 300 photographs and paintings.

Both publications can be purchased from Pauline at:

Pauline Downing

PO Box 525 CAMDEN NSW 2570 or

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(02) 4655-3622


Whites River Hut in snow...

Digging into Whites River hut July two thousand and fourteen

A friend of our huts sent this excellent photo of an enthusiastic member of the public keen to experience our high country heritage during Snowpocalypse 2014!

Updated GPS Locations

Many of the GPS locations for huts in NSW and ACT have been updated and corrected. 

We are in the process of correcting the locations on the hut pages, but the complete, corrected table can be found here.

Also available are the locations in a number of different formats:

  • KML (for Google Earth)
  • CSV (Spreadsheet/text)
  • Garmin Database
  • Magellan Explorist and Meridian formats


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


KHA AGM 2014 Results

President – Barbara Seymour
Vice President – Vacant
Secretary – Patsy Sheather
Treasurer – Lyn Sebo
Membership Secretary – Pip Brown
HMO Geehi – Jim Roche
HMO North – David Mitchell
HMO South – Ian Frakes
HMO Snowy – Marion Plum
HMO Namadgi – Bob Salijevic
Heritage Officer – Vacant
Newsletter Editor - Pauline Downing
Committee Members - Clive Richardson, Colin Howie, Richard Stanley