(Updated: 1 Sep 2020)
The NPWS and ACT PCS have confirmed that 17 huts and buildings have been lost in the 2020 bushfires in the Kosciuszko National Park (KNP), including the Kiandra precinct, and the Namadgi National Park (NNP).
(Updated: 1 Sep 2020)
Regrettably the COVID-19 situation has created too much uncertainty around the 50th Anniversary.
Round Mountain Hut Illuminated Glass Work Raffle Tickets $10 each
Buy tickets online from https://www.rafflelink.com.au/kha-kosciuszko-huts
Round Mountains Glass Hut is a spectacular piece created by award winning Glass Artist Holly Grace.
This beautiful work of art can be illuminated internally and projects the huts details onto the surrounding room with spectacular effects. The works will be displayed at the Canberra Glass Works and then the Jindabyne NPWS visitors centre.
All Prizes donated by Internationally award winning Glass Artist Holly Grace. https://www.hollygrace.com
Tickets are priced at $10 each, 2 tickets for $18, 3 tickets for $25, 6 tickets for $50
1st Prize $6,600 Round Mountain Hut illuminated Glass Work 520 x 520 x 420 (w, d, h, in mm)
2nd Prize $3,300 Round Mountain Hut Billy Glass Work 320 x 420 x 355 (w, d, h, in mm)
Winners will be announced at the 50th Anniversary Celebration in November 2021. If this event is still unable to be held due to COVID 19 then winners will be contacted after the Raffle is drawn on November 6, 2021.
Recent articles that have appeared in newspapers related to lost huts in the ACT.
Photos: Carolyn Macdonald
While volunteering on the Orange Hawkweed program this year I learnt from the local Park ranger that Bob the taxi driver in Corryong can drive people up the Cabramurra Road in winter. Coming from Adelaide this made sense to cut out the Alpine Way and reducing our drive time and distance. This was especially relevant this year as we would have been trying to drive the Alpine Way just after it had been blocked by the landslide. Not only that, Bob supplies you with a pile of yummy homemade sandwiches, tea, coffee and hot chocolate to help you on your way.
A GRAVE AND ITS STORY. By John Gale, 10 March 1903
Whilst at Peppercorn some of our party paid a visit to a lonely grave out on the plain about half a mile from the homestead.
Gladys Weston recounted her memories of cooking in the mountains to Rosemary Curry, in an interview recorded in 1988.
We used to make lovely bread in a big camp oven, I couldn't lift it, a huge thing. You wouldn't have much fire underneath - if you did, you'd burn the bread.
In 1988, Rosemary Curry recorded the following interview with Gladys Weston.
Gladys Weston: After Pop got a letter, he'd have to light the lamp to read it, and then we'd put it out. Kerosene was dangerous to carry. We used candles.
In 1989, Rosemary Curry recorded the following interviews with Gladys Weston and Emily McGufficke.
Gladys Weston: We used a sleeping bag on the ground ... there was no hut.