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Help Needed - Demolition of cottage at Tharwa

19 & 20 AUGUST

Volunteers, large trailers, vehicles and labour are all required to load and transport hut building materials from a demolished cottage in Tharwa in the ACT. The cottage is located on the corner of Naas Road (or Tharwa Drive) and Tidbinbilla Road.
If you can assist, please contact 

David Mitchell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mob: 0408653439
Bob Salijevic  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Peter Woolley Collection The Rucksack Club walk 1947

Peter Woolley sent some amazing photos from a walk in 1947 by his aunt and uncle who were members of the Sydney Rucksack Club.

Report on Frank & Jack's workparty February 2017

frank and jacks front tclement 2017

Trevor Clement sent in this report on their recent workparty at Frank & Jack's Hut in Namadgi National Park

Frank and Jack’s hut in Namadgi is only 2.7kms from the Yankee Hat car park and, as such, received a great number of visitors. The hut is in reasonable condition although there are a number of maintenance issues identified at a joint KHA and ACT PCS site visit in late 2016. As the new KHA caretaker I developed a plan to address the maintenance issues in a phased approach.




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Aust. Alpine Club: Article on the Kiandra to Kosci. crossing

The Australian Alpine Club have posted some interesting heritage articles on their website including:

Two Tin Huts & a Heroic Snowy Mountain Crossing [takes you to the AAC's webpage]

These mention articles for the Australian Ski Yearbook which KHA has in it's collection.

You can peruse them at the following links:

Australian Ski Yearbook Articles

Australian Ski Yearbook - ACT, Victoria and Tasmanian Articles

Matthew's Cottage, Kiandra History

Extract from Matthews Cottage Conservation Study, prepared for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service by David Scott, October 1993. Read More

Survival in a Snow Cave - A Personal Account

7th - 9th August 1999As published in the "Australian Scout" magazine, October 1999. P. 2-7. Read More

Tourists on the Summit

Betts Camp, the Lakes' Shelters and the Kosciusko Road David Scott July 2011 For the Kosciuszko Huts Association Click on Read More

Blackberry Jam - High Country Style

Everyone loves home-made blackberry jam. The pesky plants that can overrun a house in a few years bear, arguably, the Read More
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