KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

Year Built: 1900s
Alternate Name(s): Sawyers Hill Hut
Condition: Burnt

Sawyers Hut is located at Sawyers Hill, near the Rocky Plains fire trail, and immediately beside the Snowy Highway. It is a popular rest stop for motorists.

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Brief History

Sawyers was part of a larger building, originally built in the early 1900s as a staging post for coaches on their way to Rules Point.

The hut was restored by the NPWS, but badly damaged in the 2003 fires. It was rebuilt in 2008-2009 by NPWS, and is now in excellent condindition.

Construction

It is built of vertical wooden slabs, with a concrete floor and roof of iron. There is a fireplace and a chimney of stone and brick. With the exception of the concrete floor, the current construction is correct to the original design, despite it being used as a picnic shelter.

Sawyers Hut pre 2003 fire photo: copyright Olaf Moon
Sawyers Hut pre 2003 fire photo: copyright Olaf Moon

References

  • Hueneke P246
  • KNP POM number is L.110.

Last updated 25 November 2020