KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

Shown on the NSW latest topographic map Nimmo Plain digital version at cords UTM (GDA94) 637544 5996973

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History

Determined from document Statement of Environmental Effects: Proposed development of a 30MW wind farm on the Snowy Plains, NSW 2005 which has a map that shows the hut just 600m east of Alices (Yellow) Hut as Hut (Wroe)

The document above ppgs 73-74 says
"The grazing of the Snowy Plains has historical significance beginning in the 1830's and was the earliest use of the Snowy Mountains by Europeans (Geehi Walking Club, 2001). Grazing continued in Kosciuszko National Park for 130 years when in 1967 grazing was prohibited in the national park. As such, the landscape has a unique pastoral and subalpine landscape character. The scattering of huts and fences provides unique and interesting cultural features that are dotted throughout the landscape. This integration of the pastoral and natural alpine is unique as Snowy Plains is one of the remaining alpine areas that is still grazed in New South Wales.

The huts within the immediate area include Bulmann's Hut (located on the development property), Jardine's Hut, McMillan's Hut, Davey's Hut, Wroe's Hut and Amos' Hut. The huts enhance the cultural landscape portraying past landuse practices of cattleman and cattle grazing in the area. The structures are simple bush type architecture, constructed mainly of timber with one or two rooms and a fireplace. The huts provide a unique reference to past and existing landuses; Jardine's Hut and other surrounding huts define the cultural landscape"


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References

  • Statement of Environmental Effects: Proposed development of a 30MW wind farm on the Snowy Plains, NSW 2005

Profile Last Updated October 2013