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Located at the top of the Munyang Corridor on the Grey Mare Fire Trail.

 

People in photo: Sandy & Pirman

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Brief History

Grey Mare Hut is the third in this location. The original hut was built in 1934 for mining, and some of the mining hardware is evident and worth a visit, just up the hill from the hut.

The original hut materials were re-used to build the current hut in 1949, by Jack and Jim Bolton. The hut has since been improved for use by skiers, and is very popular for that purpose.

The hut is also famous for its (now fading) murals of nudes, drawn by Rufus Morris between 1954 and 1955.

Grey Mare is unique for its co-location with some very interesting mining equipment, and its fantastic position for cross-country skiing.

Construction

Grey mare is 7m by 3.5m approximately. The walls and roof are made of corrugated iron and the floor is timber.

The tongue and groove timber lining was added in 1960. The chimney is made of granite and cement. There is one window and a toilet adjacent.

Value

Grey Mare is considered to be one of the key survival shelters in the KNP.

Caretakers - Brindabella Ski Club


References

  • Hueneke Pp60, 69-71, 154
  • KHA reference number is 2312 and the
  • KNP POM is L.22.
  • A conservation study and history notes are available for this hut.

transferred 24th February 2010