Photo of Edmondson Hut in the snow 2000Located at Nelse Creek, Mt Nelse about 3 minutes walk from Pole 788 on the vehicle track. Shown on the Bogong High Plains Map and Nelse Vicmap GR 294 218. To find it, take the Big River FT from the Bogong High Plains Road and after 3.6km turn west from pole 788, for 1km.

Photo: Alan Levy 2002

Brief History

Jim Edmondson lived on the family farm at Tawonga.  When he first began taking his Aberdeen Angus cattle( Black Poles) to graze on the Bogong High Plains he held run 31 on Fainter. After a while he obtained run 33 on the Nelse side and camped in a tent on the site, until he built his own hut in 1960. The materials were cut at Tawonga and carted to the plains where the hut was built by a "Bush Carpenter" Harry Damm. 
The small chaff shed at the rear of the hut was added later by Jim's son, Robert in 1961.
When Jim finished with the plains he gave the hut to the Education Department.


The hut is a gabled iron clad building with a mezzanine and masonite lining. The mezzanine floor is particle board and the ground floor is 90mm T&G hardwood. There is corrugated fibregalls in the roof for light wells. Materials were pre-cut at Kiewa. Two bunks and a loft for visitors.

Caretakers - Bogong Outdoor Centre.


  • Diane Edmondson pers. comm.

Profile last updated 20 February 2014.