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Year Built: 1939
Alternate Name(s): Upper Grassy Creek Hut, Oldfields Hut
Condition: Good
HMO: Namadgi

Waterhole Hut

Waterhole Hut is located upstream  from Westermans homestead on Grassy Creek, almost on the southern ACT border with NSW. It cannot be seen from the fire trail, so following the creek upstream from the old yards is the easiest way to find it.

Brief History

Waterhole hut was built by the then owner, Thomas Oldfield, his son Jack and Henry Tyrie in 1939, to support grazing.

Stones were used from the old homestead nearby, for the base to the chimney. the old homestead had been occupied by Thomas Westerman's mother with her second husband, Francis Dwyer.

The stock yards nearby are quite unique, incorporating large granite boulders. 

Construction

Waterhole is a simple iron hut with a dirt floor.In 2004 and 2005 the hut was fully restored by KHA and the caretakers.. The floor was originally timber and is to be rebuilt in the future.. The door and verandah were both now missing, but KHA has photographs showing how it originally looked, which assisted in the renovation.

Waterhole Hut is on the Namadgi Historic Homestad Triangle. Download the brochure here.

References

  • M Sexton - pers comm
  • Matthew Higgins - pers comm.
  • KHA Reference Number is 1704

GPS Location View on Map

Last updated 22 November 2020