It is with deep regret that we inform members of the passing of Pieter Arriens on 7/7/2021. Pieter was a founding member of KHA, Life member and former President during the years 1978-1980. Prior to this time he was a Huts Maintenance Officer, working on a strategy to restore some of the historic slab huts in KNP.
Pieter's funeral service will be held on 4 August at 4 pm at the Tobin Brothers Traditional Chapel, 101 Nettleford St, Belconnen.
Round Mountain Hut Illuminated Glass Work Raffle Tickets $10 each
Buy tickets online from https://www.rafflelink.com.au/kha-kosciuszko-huts
Round Mountains Glass Hut is a spectacular piece created by award winning Glass Artist Holly Grace.
This beautiful work of art can be illuminated internally and projects the huts details onto the surrounding room with spectacular effects. The works will be displayed at the Canberra Glass Works and then the Jindabyne NPWS visitors centre.
All Prizes donated by Internationally award winning Glass Artist Holly Grace. https://www.hollygrace.com
Tickets are priced at $10 each, 2 tickets for $18, 3 tickets for $25, 6 tickets for $50
1st Prize $6,600 Round Mountain Hut illuminated Glass Work 520 x 520 x 420 (w, d, h, in mm)
2nd Prize $3,300 Round Mountain Hut Billy Glass Work 320 x 420 x 355 (w, d, h, in mm)
Winners will be announced at the 50th Anniversary Celebration in November 2021. If this event is still unable to be held due to COVID 19 then winners will be contacted after the Raffle is drawn on November 6, 2021.
Elyne Mitchell, How Grey Mare got it’s name - from her book “Australia’s Alps” 1942.
I wondered where the grey brumby mare had been caught whose name is perpetuated round these hills? She was a beautiful mare and, for a very long time eluded all efforts of the miners or stockmen to catch her.
Relatives and friends of Bill are respectfully invited to attend a celebration of his life to be held on Thursday 20th May on the grounds of the Herons Creek Chapel commencing at 2pm. Burial to follow in the Herons Creek Cemetery.
Please see the link to UTube below to view a wonderful video on the restoration of Coolamine Homestead which features axemen Bill Boyd and Mark Garner. Bill regarded this restoration as his proudest achievement.
Thanks to the Camden Haven Courier story- Axeman earns an OAM-11/2/2011- for additional information.
Artisans of Australia: Timbercraft
Made by Film Australia 1984. Directed by Paul Humfress. A detailed look at the restoration of the Coolamine Homestead in the Kosciuszko National Park. The building, constructed in 1883, is a very good example of a drop slab alpine ash timber hut. The process of restoration is explained in detail, including choosing the right tree, using the tools and what were once standard bush skills. The program features axemen Bill Boyd and Mark Garner who, like their families before them, have worked in the bush all their lives.
Link to Youtube Video 18 Minutes