The latest KHA news and events of interest to the public and KHA members. Article Access level determines whether articles are visible to all or only members. Publication finish dates must be set for all articles to ensure they are current.
Matters related to huts & homesteads, their preservation, maintenance and reconstruction
Listing of huts, homesteads and other historical structures by Parks or States.
Covers all matters of history, heritage and cultural matters.
The heritage of the Snowy Mountains region is important to understanding Australia's early development. This section is for the publication of documents relating to the history of the huts, the people and the activities that made the region so rich in cultural heritage.
A short history of the mountain huts in Kosciuszko and Namadgi National Parks can be viewed here.
The KHA has a formal Heritage Project, managed by Graham Scully. The Aims and Outcomes of this project can be viewed here.
Stories and memories of sheep and cattle grazing in the High country. Grazing leases above 1350m within the Kosciuszko National Park were revoked in 1958, and for the entire Park in 1969.
Articles of a general nature, and memories of people who lived, worked and played in our huts.
Articles about mining in the region
Past and Present people who have had a impact on the huts.
Heritage articles on tourism and recreation in the region
A collection of stories about the Snowy Plains area by Graham Scully and a group of history enthusiasts.
Covers all aspects of general administration under the control of the Committee.
Information concerning the KHA association
In Case of Emergency Phone Number
Add a contact named ICE to your mobile phone. Give it the phone number of someone who knows what you are doing and any medical issues. This is a standard recommendation for Emergency Services.
DO NOT save a location on your GPS - handheld or in-car - named "Home". If a theif gets hold of it, they may also have your keys, and then they know where to go!
The history of the people of the Snowy Mountains has largely been an oral one. Many of these have been translated into print, both in magazines and books. KHA holds a large collection of books, audio tapes, videos, maps, conservation studies, hut books, logbooks and other materials. Some are of great cultural and heritage significance and many more need to be placed at the National Library.
This section also contains information on KHA Collections at the National Library of Australia (NLA), and on the NLA collection of Newspapers from 1803 to 1954 that is available online. Individuals such as Mathew Higgins and Klaus Hueneke have contributed greatly to this collection.
Most hut books are readily available from outdoors shops. Examples of good starting points for reading are :
Klaus Hueneke - Huts of the High Country, Kiandra to Kosciusko
Information about the Kosciuszko Huts Association Incorporated