George Petersen’s Kosciusko – 2nd Edition


This book contains original articles written between 1953 and 1958  by George Petersen, manager of the Hotel Kosciusko.
It is a reprint of the book first published in 1993 by Kosciusko Snow Revellers Club, and is a collection of articles written for the KSRC newsletter Snow Revelry.

  • 164 pages
  • A4 soft cover
  • Historic Photographs
  • Fully Indexed


The first edition of George Petersen’s Kosciusko was published in 1993 by the Kosciusko Snow Revellers’ Club (KSRC). The original articles were published between 1953 and 1958 in the KSRC newsletter Snow Revelry and provide a detailed and often amusing insight into the challenges of life in Kosciusko and surrounding areas. George Petersen’s series of articles sweeps over the beautiful mountain ranges telling of the tribes of Aboriginal inhabitants, the white pioneers and settlers, the diggers of the 1860 gold rush, the hardy stockmen immortalised by the poet Banjo Paterson, the early sportsmen and many others who have left their names indelibly written in the Monaro.

Perisher Historical Society has welcomed the opportunity to print an updated edition of this unique volume, and to make this book available to a new generation of readers. The original format of the book has been adhered to as much as possible. Some photographs have been substituted due to difficulty in locating the originals. An additional section at the end of the book is a series of George Petersen’s photographs depicting the beauty of the alpine area. These photographs had been scanned from George’s original prints and have been kindly provided by George’s family members.