KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

photo of stages hut

Located on the Baw Baw Plateau.

Photo: Monash University Moutaineering Club, 2003

 

Also known as Hec Staggs House.

History

Hec Stagg took up a lease for grazing in 1958, of 60,000 acres on the snow plain at Mt Baw Baw.

In 1962, an area of 7000 acres of that above the snow line, was set aside as a resort, inclluding Mt St Phillack, Mustering Flat and Mt Whitelaw. In 1964 Mt Erica was added and in 1969 the NPA proposed the area as a National Park.

In 1978, the last grazing lease was withdrawn, but a few of Hec Stagg's cattle remain hidden in the brush.

This hut is unusual in the sense that it is located amongst Myrtle Beech trees rather than snow gums.

Construction

Iron hut with gable roof.

References

  • Stephenson Pp148-150
  • David Sisson - pers comm.

Profile last updated 24 October 2003.