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Alan Bunsell has been the Honorary auditor for the KHA for the past fifteen years - probably far longer than anyone has held an office with KHA.

Allan is long time member of KHA and a past HMO for the Northern Area of KNP. Alan prefers to spend his time in the bush, maintaining huts, and is renowned for his work with an adze.

The following is an interview with Henry Ball dated 2nd August 1892. (Henry would have been 66 years old.)

Barbara is a KHA Member and our long serving KHA Newsletter Editor. Barbara is well known for her bushwalking exploits and is seen here with partner, Alf, at Lovenest Hut near Tantangara Dam.

Like many of the Chinese workers who first came to Kiandra and Central Gippsland, plus other places in the Mountains in the 1800s, Bill Ah Chow is not as well known as he should be.

Gwen Hubert (nee Wellsmore) has sent the attached photo of Bill Kerwin at the door of the hut he used when looking after stock in the Dainers gap area.

Bill passed away 2 March 2009.

Bill was famous as a bushman who spent a lot of time looking for the most remote huts in Victoria in his 4WD.

Committee Member: 2003 – 2007

President: 2007 - 2009, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2017

Life Member: 2012



After Long and Arduous Search and Journey


Burwood Scout Group, which also produced Len Beadell, writer of several books, and surveyor and builder of roads in Central Australia (including the Gunbarrel Highway), nurtured Charles'

Charlie Carter was one of the most extra-ordinary characters from the Kosciusko area. He lived almost his entire life in the mountains, firstly at the Gungarlin River then down on the Ingeegoodbee River.

Clement Wragge was truly an extraordinary person, and is probably best known as a surveyor and meterologist.