photo of claytons corner hut melaleuca tasmania
photo of claytons corner hut melaleuca tasmania
Located at Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour, South West National Park. 

 

Photo: Geoff Fenton 2006

photo of Claytons Corner Hut melaleuca
photo of Claytons Corner Hut melaleuca

Brief History

Clyde and Win Clayton set up their home at Bond Bay in Port Davey in 1950. Clyde, who had been crayfishing off the south and west coast of Tasmania since he was fourteen, was the only fisherman to make his home in Port Davey. In 1962 the Claytons moved their house, shed and even Win’s piano by boat to a more sheltered location in Bathurst Harbour. Their little nook is called Claytons Corner. Clyde's fishing boat for many years was the old Derwent Ferry Reemere.

The Claytons retired and left Port Davey in 1976. The house still stands and is owned and managed by Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service as a day facility for tourists, fishers and yachtspeople.

References

Janet Fenton, Win and Clyde: side by side in Tasmania’s far south west, 2011

Tony & Janet Fenton, 2013

Claytons Corner with yacht on Bathurst Harbour

Photo: Unknown.

Claytons Melaleuca
Claytons Melaleuca