Main Range

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The NSW Government built Pound’s Creek Hut, as a touring hut, at the junction of Spencer’s Creek and the Snowy River in 1926. The Litchfield family built new Tin Hut near Finn’s River at about the same time, also for use as a touring hut. Both of these huts lay on the Kiandra to Kosciusko traverse as did Farm Ridge Huts, and Mawson Hut (built 1935).

White’s River Hut, also on the Kiandra to Kosciusko traverse, was built in 1935 and Kosciusko Alpine Club (KAC) gained an interest in it in 1938, added an extra room and a radio link with the Chalet.

The Alpine Hut Club was formed in 1939 and bought some freehold land at Brassy Mountain, just outside the National Park, and built a 16 bed lodge there. The club had about 50 shareholders of which the largest was KAC.

Charles Anton formed Ski Tourers Association (STA) in 1950 with the aim of building a series of touring huts on the southern Main Range. In short order, STA had built Lake Albina Lodge, (1951), Kunama Huette in 1953, the Northcote Ski Tow and Tow Hut in 1954 and converted Pound’s Creek Hut into Illawong Lodge in 1957.

 

Unfortunately, Kunama Huette was destroyed by avalanche in 1956 and the Northcote Tow hut burnt down several weeks later. Neither was rebuilt.

  • Farm Ridge Huts

    Farm Ridge Huts were built some time in the early twenties lay on the Kiandra to Kosciusko traverse and were used in the early days of exploration of the Main Range.

  • Mawsons Hut 1960s

    Mawsons Hut

    Mawsons Hut, near Mt Jagungal, was built by Herb Mawson of Bobundra Station. It also lies on the Kiandra to Kosciusko traverse and became very popular with the Exclusive Squirrel Club in the 1960s. L-R Fred Porter, Tony Furse, , Maurice Joseph and Bill Kenyon.

  • White’s River Hut

    White’s River Hut, next to Mt Gungartan and Mt Dicky Cooper, was built in 1935 by the Clarke family. In 1938 KAC gained an interest in the hut, added an extra room and radio link with the Chalet and used it for winter accommodation and touring for many years.

  • Alpine Hut

    In 1939 Oliver Moriarty formed the Alpine Hut Club which bought freehold land near Brassy Mountain just outside the National Park and built Alpine Hut for ski touring. Alpine Hut Club had 50 shareholders, the biggest of whom was KAC.

  • Charles Anton forms Ski Tourers Association

    Charles Anton forms Ski Tourers Association with the aim of building a series of touring huts on the southern Main Range.

  • Ski Tourers Association begins summer races

    Ski Tourers Association begins summer races on the Mt Northcote South America drift on 29 December.

  • Kunama Huette destroyed by avalanche

    Kunama Huette was destroyed by avalanche on 12 July, 1956.

  • The Northcote Ski Tow Hut burns down

    The Northcote Ski Tow Hut burns down on 2 August, 1956.