KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

Location Davies Plain Track, Davies Plain, North Alpine National Park. Swifts Creek map GR594800 5933900.

The hut was burnt down in the 2003 fires.

Also known as Charlie Ck Hut.

Brief History

This hut was almost certainly built as an SEC or Forests hut in another location about 1948, and moved here about 1953.

Butlers report does not mention it, but the hut was used in the 1980s and 1990s very regularly for horse riding and possibly brumby running.

Site of a highly competitive "one stick only" 9 hole golf tornament, all "in the rough" in 1992. The hut was burnt down in the 2003 fires.

Construction

Typical flat gabled iron roof (UB Brand dated at 1948), over a two section SEC hut. External softwood cladding at 150mm width over softwood frames, probably Oregon. The floor is wood with masonite patches. Unusual for the use of tongue and groove boards.

Caretakers - Was local brumby runners.

Reference

  • Hueneke 203, 233
  • G. Butler 1996, Pp 64-66.
  • DCNR Bairnsdale File 8451 acre lease, mentioned 1991.

A popular camping spot, south of the Snowy.

Profile last updated 29 November 2005.