Saturday, September 20, 2014
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History of Norwegians in Australia

Photo of book cover norwegians down underDo you live in Australia and have an interest in the history of Norwegian settlement ‘Down Under’?

Then you are most welcome to attend one of the three free lectures which will be given by Fredrik Larsen Lund in late October 2014.

Fredrik’s topic is the story of Norwegians in Australia.

The talks will be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in cooperation with the local Norwegian community.

More information at this website

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.

Teddys Hut lookbook entry

The horses are revolting...

teddies Hut horse logbook entry

Snow Scenes - ABC Video

KHA Friend Matthew Higgins sent us a link to a fine video featuring our hut of the high country.

Link to ABC website...

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.

 

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!

Book: Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven A History of Perisher and the Ski Resorts Along the Kosciuszko Road - Perisher Historical Society is delighted to have published this history of the area. Beautifully written by image of cover of highway to heaven bookby Peter Southwell-Keely, this handsome volume of 260 pages and over 400 images, is a must have for all snow sports lovers who have enjoyed the area. Flip through the many images and then read the detail of the fascinating sequence of development, the history of the disciplines, ski patrol, the lodges. the characters, the State Government funding of the Hotel Kosciusko that kick-started a huge tourist industry for the region and much, much more. Orders: 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

Can't have too many axes...

Photo of giant axeReprinted from "The Logan Reporter"

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.

Read more...

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