A Youtube video of a trip to Wheelers Hut was submitted by a member...
In 1989, Rosemary Curry recorded the following interviews with Gladys Weston and Emily McGufficke.
Gladys Weston: We used a sleeping bag on the ground ... there was no hut.
From tthe archives, the attached letter was sent to Graham Scully in 1988 when KHA was negotiating with NPWS for the stabilisation/conservation of Gooandra. The letter was written by Janet Lott, daugter of Carl Wilkinson Lampe, 1902-1975 and contains many valuable contemporary memories passed down to her from her father and uncles.
Gladys Weston recounted her memories of cooking in the mountains to Rosemary Curry, in an interview recorded in 1988.
We used to make lovely bread in a big camp oven, I couldn't lift it, a huge thing. You wouldn't have much fire underneath - if you did, you'd burn the bread.
Joan: 'the prettiest girl in the mountains'
The story that follows was submitted to the Elyne Mitchell Women's Writing Award in 2009. Written by Joan Sinclair, nee Boardman, it describes in vivid detail her first droving trip in 1942 to Pretty Plain and its hut, at the age of 7 with her father Ernie Boardman.
In 1988, Rosemary Curry recorded the following interview with Gladys Weston.
Gladys Weston: After Pop got a letter, he'd have to light the lamp to read it, and then we'd put it out. Kerosene was dangerous to carry. We used candles.