KOSCIUSZKO HUTS ASSOCIATION

Victorian Huts

photo of long plain hutLocated at GR860217 on a track off the Mt Misery Road.

photo of macnamara dinner plain hut

Located on Youngs Track, Dinner Plain. Showing on the Bogong High Plains Map at GR278062, "7 Miles" from Youngs hut. The Hema map is actually incorrect, showing Youngs Fire Track as an extension of Callaghans Road, Anglers Rest. It is in fact a private mustering track. Callaghans Road ends at the gate to the private land now owned by the Maguires.

Photo: Bill Statton, 2004

The Parks Vic Ranger recommends access via McCoys Track, which leads off to the left about 5 kilometres down Callaghans Road. This connects to Grays Hill Track, then to Youngs Track which leads to the hut.

Located at Long Spur on Mt Bogong, near the Big River Saddle at GR 377 283 on the Bogong map. Visible from an abandoned jeep track to its east.

History

Still standing well in 2000.

Construction

Panel board over a sawn timber frame, with skillion iron roof. Chimney of flat iron and corrugated iron.

References

  • David Sisson - pers comm.

Profile last updated 20 October 2003.

Also known as Maddern's Hut

photo of lovicks hut

Located at the Bluff Track, Barclays Flat near Mt Lovick. On the Howitt Selwyn map at GR623 819.

Photo: Gary Duncan, 1988

photo of marthavale

Located on the Nicholson River at the junction of the Marthavale Track, Quarry Ck Road and Nicholson Ck Track at GR464553 on the Brookville Ensay map. this is about 25 Km east of Dargo and 60 Km north of Bairnsdale, about 30km southwest of Swifts Creek.

Photo: Gary Duncan, 2003

photo of gantner hut in snow

Located on the Mt Howitt walking track, near Macalister Springs. GR 706 858 on the Howitt-Selwyn map.

Also known as Gantner Hut

Photo: John Mitchell, 1971

photo of mcdonalds hut

Located at McDonalds Road, Mt Baldhead.  Shortcut track and Pheasant Creek Track. Located on the Crooked River-Steve map at about GR435665 - this is a NEW GR and checked!

Photo: Ron Dickson, 2003

Located on the MacFarlanes Flat Track, MacFarlanes Flat. Shown on the Suggan Buggan map at GR130190. (More like 126190). Supposedly burnt in the 2003 fires.

Also known as Buff Hut.

History

This hut is on Black Mountain Station, owned by John Churchill Rogers from 1902, until he sold half to Hayden in 1933. The remainder is known as "Rockbank" later shared amongst three sons Keith, Richard and John.

John Rogers owns the lease on which the hut now sits between the Toonginbooka and Ingeegoodbee Rivers.

AH Lavel took up the lease in 1965 and fenced part of it in 1968. In 1972 John Rogers again took the lease with far higher payments and 22 conditions.

Construction

Recently constructed with gabel roof and skillion veranda. Double hung windows with unusual balancing springs. Wooden floor.

Caretakers - Rogers family, actively used.

References

  • Hueneke Pp204, 221, 240.
  • Butler Pp 186 - 188.
  • Stephenson.

Profile updated 8 October 2003.

photo of mckeans creek hut

Located across the road from the school at Store Point. Access is via the Donnellys Creek Track.

Courtesy of Rooftop Maps, 2003

photo of mcnamaras hut buckety plainLocated about three kilometres off the highway from Omeo to Falls Creek. Shown on the Bogong HP map a (or "Cope" map) at GR 296980. The origina hut was burnt in the 2003 fires. At the end of a good firetrail starting about 1.5km east of the cattle grid at Buckety Plain. There is a locked gate 300m before the hut site.

Photo: Gary Duncan, 2004

photo of mcmichaels hut

Located at Shaws Creek, Kellys Lane, Bennison Plains.Shown on the Tamboritha Moroka map at GR779580.

Photo: Gary Duncan, 1995