Schlink Hilton Hut was constructed by the Snowy Mountains Authority 1960-61 as a base for workers maintaining and upgrading the highest powerline in Australia, between Guthega Power Station and Khancoban. The name derives from pioneer ski tourer Dr Herbert Schlink, first to ski the classic Kiandra to Kosciuszko tour, and the hut once being the largest and most comfortable staff quarters within the backcountry.

Two interviews with people who lived and worked in the Pilot Wildeness, south of Thredbo.

From the KHA archives, on the 1980 NPWS proposal to demolish 18 huts.

Allan Moult, 'Kosciusko huts: the countdown has started', Outdoors, September 1 980, pp. 6 1-64.

"Now the huts are under threat again. A new management review proposes the demolition of 18 huts and carefully builds up a case for the eventual demolition of many more."

The full .pdf copy of the original can be downloaded from this link. 1.7MB


The 2003 AGM was a seminal event in KHA history. It marked the reinvention of KHA as the cultural heritage conservation organisation it always was but never acknowledged.

From Dalgety to Paupong - A look at the history of the Dalgety area and what one can see on the road.

Extract from "Early days of the upper Murray" - Jean Carmody.


The waters of the Khancoban Pondage (or dam) now cover much of the land which Reuben Sheather and his stepsons, the Scammell brothers, owned in the Khancoban Valley. 

In 2005 caretaker Chris Slotemaker de Bruine wrote this history of Gooandra's amazing conservation: