KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

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This old hut is difficult to get to, as you need to climb one of the steep and rough spurs through the bush from Munyang (South of Guthega) or take the long way around via Schlink and Tin Huts. 

 

It was burnt down in the 2003 fires, but currently some NPWS rangers have privately indicated that they would like to see it re-built. (this is not included in the HCS study).

Geehi Dam 1:50 000 mapsheet

 

Brief History

Boltons on the Finn River was built to replace another hut in 1940, after the 1939 bush fires destroyed the first, and which also devastated so much of NSW. It was built by the Bolton family, of Berridale.

The previous hut had been built in 1890.

The new hut collapsed in the 1960's and was rebuilt between 1975 and 1978 by the Bogong Group, a recreational caretaker group, then burnt again in 2003.

Construction

This is a vertical slab hut approx 2.5m by 3.8m, made from very heavy wooden slabs. The floor is dirt, with the chimney of iron, over a stone base.

The roof was originally wooden shingles, which are now covered with corrugated iron.

The hut is simple and only provides basic protection from the weather.

Reference

  • Hueneke Pp37 - 38.
  • KHA reference number is 2441.
  • Related sites at Reference numbers 1007, 2339, 2504.
  • The KNP POM number is L.26.
  • A Conservation Study and History sheet also exist for this hut.

Profile last updated 23 July 2005.