Kosciuszko Historic Huts

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Stopping for short break at Seaman's hut on the walk to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko (Australia's highest mountain). Photo: Richard Taylor.
Stopping for short break at Seaman's hut on the walk to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko (Australia's highest mountain). Photo: Richard Taylor.

A grant from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife paid for conservation studies of four huts in the high country - Round Mountain Hut, Broken Dam Hut, Happy's Hut and Mawson's Hut.

Kosciuszko’s Historic Huts reflect the region’s varied history, including grazing, mining, recreation and the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme.

Over a period of more than 150 years the huts were built by the stockmen, recreational fishermen, skiers and the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority for accommodation and shelter.

The dwellings differ in construction and fabric, ranging from one-room huts to expansive homesteads. About 80 huts have survived intact to date, after 19 huts were either damaged or destroyed in the 2002-3 bushfires

The huts’ cultural heritage connects the modern people of the high country with the history of their ancestors. 

 
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