KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

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Located on Tantangara Plain a short walk north of Currango, south east of Tantangara Dam and west of Oldfields. 

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Also known as Doosies, Fells, Circuits or Gulf.

Brief History

Circuits was built in 1938 by George Circuit for the Australian Estates Pastoral Company, to support grazing. Circuit himself held the lease for many years.

Jimmy Gavel was supposed to have died in a snow drift nearby to the hut and his beard left nailed to the mantlepiece, but he later came back as a ghost to frighten his mate, Tom Shanley and collect his beard. Its now gone, so it may not be just a story!

There is a ruin of a pise hut nearby.

Construction

Circuits is a four room house with a verandah. It is mainly timber with weatherboards for wall covering, and wooden floors. There is some furniture and a kerosene fridge that still works. The chimney is brick. There are four windows. Separately, there is a toilet and shed.

Caretakers - Daphne Bell.


Related Articles:

Circuitts Hut Conservation Study

Richard Circuit Obituary

References

  • Hueneke P 202-3
  • KHA Reference number is 1311
  • and the KNP POM is L.14.
  • A history sheet exists.

Profile last updated 28th October 2012