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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. 

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!

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.

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.


The horses are revolting...

teddies Hut horse logbook entry


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

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


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

photo: Nordic Ski Club NSW 2009

Image of harry hills book goobarragandra


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.

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.