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VIC/NSW_Huts_63 ( 31 Jul 2018 )


  • Cosmetic enhancement to VIC/NSW 'Picasa:all huts' to colorise/resize drop-down location icons. ( 31 Jul 2018)

  • Link to a 4-day solo walk Crosscut Saw->Wonnangatta->Mac_Springs by Craig Doubleday Here ( 18 Apr 2012)

  • Minor display issue : mouse-overing on a hut 'teardrop' locator in a state "Picasa All huts" page would often result in the GPS longitude shown as 12 digits. Fixed to make it six digits ( 31 Mar 2012)

  • Link to a solo Snowy River kayak trip report by Craig Doubleday Here ( 26 Jan 2012)

  • Link to a Kiandra/Koscziusko ski trip report by Craig Doubleday + 2 friends Here (31 Oct 2011)

  • Fixed a bad link to Silverwater hut; updated some GPS coords to various huts (19 Aug 2011) :-

    Thanx for GPS coords to Robin Rishworth , producer of the outstanding series of Rooftop Maps

  • Added a couple of hut pix to VIC - BURNT_HUTS (22 Jul 2011) :-

  • Thanx for these contributed pix of rebuilt Westons Hut from Graham Gale (VHCHA) (17 Jul 2011) :-



  • small experiment; display KHA hut GPS coords in Dec-Degrees (as per Google) (Jul 2011)

  • State Thumbnails reduced in size to overcome a FireFox 4.0.1 bug under MacOSX
    (JPGs greater than 32767 pixels won't render [SIGH] )
    (01 Jun 2011)

  • Thumbnail counts in state tables were too high; fixed (29 May 2011) :-

  • Thanx for these contributed pix of NEW Huts from Steve Schmelzle (24 May 2011) :-
    (taken , with permission, from Steve's Flickr page ); Thanx Stevo !

    Map refs/GPS coords welcome !



  • Thanx for these contributed pix of existing huts from Steve Schmelzle (24 May 2011) :-


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VIC/NSW_Huts_61 ( 16 May 2011 )

  • Changed "REBUILT_HUTS" to "BURNT HUTS" and included all of them (not just rebuilt) (16 May 2011)

  • New per state "REBUILT_HUTS" Thumbnail lists (Picasa_Map ref / New Hut /Old Hut) (12 May 2011)

  • Added 'Picasa_Map' option for each hut in state Thumbnails

  • Thanx for contributed pix from Robin Rishworth [ROOFTOP MAPS] (06 May 2011) :-


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VIC/NSW_Huts_60 ( 20 Jan 2011 )

  • major internal reorganization; file renaming ; little visible effect. Lotsa work tho.

  • Added Link to Alan Levy's huts (with permission) Links - Other (20 Jan 2011)

  • re-arranged links;added Picasa stuff (02 Jan 2011)

  • Thanx for contributed pix from Luke Steenhuis (28 Dec 2010) :-

  • added note on 'Browsers' ; Thumbnails cleaned up a bit (28 Dec 2010)

  • click on state "Picasa:All huts" table entry to bring up all hut markers
    (click on marker and a hut pic will come up in small window at RHS: 24 Dec 2010)
    (also markers wont be "rain-dropped" down until all map tiles are loaded)

  • in VIC/NSW hut lists, click 'Picasa_Map' box to bring up Picasa MAP with hut marked on it (30 Nov 2010)
    (click on marker and hut pic will come up : 24 Dec 2010)

  • Thumbnail pages introduced for VIC, NSW. Click on a thumbnail to enlarge.

  • Note that all pix now have GPS_coords/Pic_taker/Date-Time embedded into their EXIF header
    (this includes JPGs derived from scanners, eg film pix too)
    (printable with a Python script of mine; available on request)

  • Clicking on a Map's underlined hut name will now bring up latest pic (e.g "New" , rebuilt)

  • link added to Bushfires_2003

  • Thanx for contributed pix from :-


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VIC/NSW_Huts_58++ [Experimental WEB version] ( 18 Dec 2008; minor fixes Mar 2010 )

  • This has been cobbled up as experiment to see if it's viable to run from a WEB page. Users with a Broadband connection should get acceptable performance (works fine for me at my ADSL connection speed of 5 Mbps) but dial-up users (are there any left ?) may be disappointed.

    FYI, this domain 'gmduncan.com' , is hosted at a US site which has a very generous 700GB of disk space, thus making it feasible to host this CD-sized application.

    Hut images have been shrunk from 1024x768 to 800x600 to reduce download time without sacrificing much quality, but more importantly they have been converted to "progressive JPGs" which render in a seemingly faster way.

    Maps too have been converted to "progressive JPGs" (14 Dec 2008).

    NOTE: mouse-overing a Hut-Date to bring up a Thumbnail has been disabled.
    (this feature didn't work too smoothly , anyway)

  • Some minor fixes/enhancements :-

    • (13 Mar 2010) ; fixed small Javascript bug in access notes for VIC/BONANG map

    • (17 Mar 2010) ; update here and there to record Bill Stattons passing in Mar 2009

    • missing " < td >" HTML tag for NSW Broken Dam Hut+1 caused table display error (fixed in Bali)
      It showed a spurious "2008" above 1st column in NSW hut list,

    • small refinement to slideshows; changing display time will have an immediate effect rather than waiting until current image's timeout expires.
      Would be noticeable if delay changed say from 30 sec to 1 sec ; no waiting for 30secs.

    • On/Off switch for rotating clock (happy, BrianW ?)

    • (15 Dec 2008) ; background hut jpg now fills screen (css hack)

    • (15 Dec 2008) ; main page simplified; added link to a zoomable/scrollable map of Bairnsdale from my Picasa WEB page. Handy!

    • (15 Dec 2008) ; cosmetic; make slideshows start from pic #1 (not 0)

    • (16 Dec 2008) ; added links to my Picasa Albums, Bushfires_2003, Bairnsdale Floods 2007

    • (17 Dec 2008) ; added links to KHA VIC/NSW GPS_coords

    • (18 Dec 2008) ; fixed a 'hut access' note bug reported by Ian Frakes

    • (18 Dec 2008) ; NSW huts; added a link to map on my Picasa hut WEB page
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VIC/NSW_Huts_58 ( 12 Sep 2008 )

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VIC/NSW_Huts_57 ( 06 Aug 2008 )

Lot of good stuff inc slideshows and CraigDs held-over pix ...

  • New CD label featuring a few pix ; (courtesy Alan Levy, Craig Doubleday )

  • some contributed mostly snow-bound VIC hut pics from Craig Doubleday , Thanks Craig ! :-
  • some contributed VIC hut pics from David Oldfield , Thanks David ! And to the hut rebuilders ...:-
  • more, and spiffier random slideshows thanx to some Javascript from WEB-Gurus :-
    TIP: best viewed in Full-Screen Mode [ "View->Full_Screen" ]
  • recreated JPG of Ritchies Hut (1983) which somehow got corrupted.

  • TODO :-

    • Add a new section ; "Namagdi" (Canberra region)
    • Polish up hut slideshows ; eg add pix date, location, slider to vary display time.
    • map hot spots for Mt No 3 (New), Howfield shelter [Howqua]
    • enhance map 'hot-spot' search algorithm to select appropriate New, or old (burnt?) hut pic.
      (Both typically are at same location; current algorithm selects first encountered regardless of name)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_56 ( 29 Jul 2008 )

I was hoping to include on this CD a nice bunch of Craig Doubleday's pix of VIC huts under snow, but ran out of time - and in any case I need to do some serious rework into its internal organization like putting pix into a database so as to make it easier for others to take it over in the unfortunate case where I'm run over by a #69 bus {0.9 wink}

  • New CD label featuring Cleve Cole Hut - Mt Bogong ; (pic courtesy Craig Doubleday )

  • a contributed snow-bound KNP hut pic from Alan Levy :-
  • a contributed snow-bound VIC hut pic from Charles Kosina :-
  • updated/corrected a few of Alan Levys film hut-pic dates on previous CD

  • added an experimental Random Hut Slideshow TIP: best viewed in Full-Screen Mode [ "View->Full_Screen" ] (TODO: need to add comments - next version !)

  • added a page containing CD_Label images

  • inside a Bali Refuge Hut



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VIC/NSW_Huts_55 ( Jun 2008 )

  • KHA changed their domain name, deleting the "old" one which I used as a link (sigh!!).
    This broke the feature I introduced a few releases ago whereby clicking on "KHA" beside
    a hut name brought up the KHA page for that hut. Now fixed by using new domain name.

  • fixed missing NSW Boltons hut Thumbnail

  • corrected "Ropers" VIC hut name in #54 list below to "Maddison-Ropers"

  • added a few more hut links to KHA WEB site


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VIC/NSW_Huts_54 ( 21 May 2008 )

This edition features a large bunch of contributed pix, including a lot of snow-covered VIC and NSW huts from Alan Levy (thanks!)
Of especial historical interest are Alan's early pix of huts burnt in bushfires circa 2003.
They are displayed in the list below in red, eg Wilkinsons Lodge



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VIC/NSW_Huts_53 ( 19 Feb 2008 )


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VIC/NSW_Huts_52 ( 07 Feb 2008 )


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VIC/NSW_Huts_51 ( 15 Jan 2008 )


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VIC/NSW_Huts_50 ( 28 Feb 2007 )


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VIC/NSW_Huts_49 ( 01 Jan 2007 )

(Actual release date delayed until 05 Feb 2007 owing to a 1-month Bali holiday in Jan !)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_48 (13 Oct 2006)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_47 (28 May 2006)
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VIC/NSW_Huts_46 (30 Mar 2006)

  • fixed some "OOP's" from Version #45 :-
    • added Fifteen Mile, Gavells, Gooandra, Jounama to Craigs acknowledgement list below
    • ... and created Map-hot-spots for the above
    • corrected minor bug in "Contributors" list creation

  • for all hut digi-pics, displayed Date/Time info from pix EXIF header (useful !)

  • added a "Mt Wills" map for Victoria

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VIC/NSW_Huts_45 (24 Mar 2006)
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VIC/NSW_Huts_44 (07 Mar 2006)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_43 (01 Feb 2006)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_42.RC2 (31 Dec 2005)
  • minor stuff
    • added to Bogong High Plains map : - Silver Brumby (Film Set)
    • HTML stuff to stop browser tiling the top background image
    • added some HEMA logos to some maps

  • Javascript experimentations :-
    • rotating clock which follows the mouse

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VIC/NSW_Huts_41 (26 Dec 2005)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_40 (13 Dec 2005)
  • Enhancements :-
    • Map Hut-centering functionality added (spiffy!)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_39 (28 Nov 2005)
  • some new contributed VIC pics :-

  • some new contributed NSW pics :-

  • Biggish improvement: Hut descriptions added (triggered via mouseovers)
    • most supplied by David Sisson

  • minor corrections:-
    • NSW Peden hut pic error fixed
    • due to a case-sensitivity issue, a few Thumbnails weren't found (Linux).
    • added some HEMA logos to their map fragments

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VIC/NSW_Huts_38 (18 Nov 2005)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_37 (20 Oct 2005)

  • big enhancement ; added pop-up thumbnails when mouse moves over a tabular hut date
  • some more VIC pics :-

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VIC/NSW_Huts_36 (08 Jun 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_35 (09 May 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_34 (08 Apr 2005)


  • some VIC and NSW ruins ( contributed ) :-



  • some hut access note revisions/corrections

  • renamed "Samban Lodge" to "Sambain Chalet"

  • enhancements to Bairnsdale (VIC) map


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VIC/NSW_Huts_33 (29 Mar 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_32 (24 Mar 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_31 (16 Mar 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_30 (05 Mar 2005)


  • HEMA NSW map acknowledgements

  • Lucky dip wallpaper - Javascript experiment

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VIC/NSW_Huts_29 (01 Mar 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_28 (18 Feb 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_27 (11 Feb 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_26 (09 Jan 2005)


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VIC/NSW_Huts_25 (25 Nov 2004)


  • added another hut

    • Turners (Ensay Region)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_24 (11 Nov 2004)


  • added fresher pics of huts mainly around Howqua River / Mt Stirling

    • Bluff Spur Memorial
    • Gardiners
    • Howqua Gap
    • Keep Dry
    • King Saddle Shelter
    • Mt Victor (?)
    • Noonans
    • Pickerings
    • RoughRiders (internal)
    • Stirling (GGS)
    • Tomahawk

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VIC/NSW_Huts_23 (15 Oct 2004)


  • added Murray Valley Ski Lodge
  • added dates to more hut pics

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VIC/NSW_Huts_22 (01 Oct 2004)


  • fixed a bad link to Whites R hut on NSW map
  • added dates to more hut pics

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VIC/NSW_Huts_21 (25 Sep 2004)


  • redid all Vic and NSW maps to replace hand-drawn stuff
  • added Vic and NSW region-overview maps with mouse-over pop-up hut lists

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VIC/NSW_Huts_20 (01 Jul 2004)


  • added Horsehair "New", Mossiface ruin
  • added contributed pic; Blairs Top hut

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VIC/NSW_Huts_19 (16 Jun 2004)


  • Lee Creek huts added
  • correction; Dogs Grave -> Seymour Logging
  • added a graphical bio / Python demo (gmd_life)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_18 (12 May 2004)


  • big bunch of contributed pics from Bill Statton
  • my pics of new (rebuilt) MacNamaras hut at Buckety Plain
  • Wrens Flat (Ron Dickson)
  • Wilsons Creek (Ron Dickson)
  • repainted Roughriders at Omeo
  • few more pretty pics for "Favourite Wallpapers"
  • new Internet contact details
  • "Huts of the World at Night"

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VIC/NSW_Huts_17 (22 Apr 2004)


  • some more Fire, and Wallpapers

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VIC/NSW_Huts_16 (18 Apr 2004)


  • fixed minor problem in Wallpapers, added more, and rearranged them
  • added a few more 2003 fire pics

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VIC/NSW_Huts_15 (18 Apr 2004)


  • added new VIC huts: Dunsmuir, Wellington River, Scotts homestead
  • new pics of Kellys (Snowy Plain), McMichaels
  • added pics of 2003 fire aftermath
  • added a "Favourite Wallpaper" section
  • some cosmetic changes

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VIC/NSW_Huts_14 (03 Apr 2004)


  • BIG ENHANCEMENT ; clickable maps added !
  • added contributed Tas map (Echo Point)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_13 (27 Mar 2004)


  • NSW (KNP) maps added
  • attributions now given on each contributed pic

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VIC/NSW_Huts_12 (25 Mar 2004)


  • more digi-pics of Westons, Wilkinsons (post-fire)
  • maps added

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VIC/NSW_Huts_11 (17 Mar 2004)


  • some TAS and NZ huts
  • NSW huts : Delaneys, Bradleys (burnt 2003)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_10 (05 Mar 2004)


  • Suggan Buggan schoolhouse
  • King Saddle shelter
  • Roughriders Omeo

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VIC/NSW_Huts_9 (01 Mar 2004)


  • Wilkinsons hut marked as burnt (17 Jan 2004)
  • minor cosmetic changes

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VIC/NSW_Huts_8 (09 Feb 2004)


  • more pics of Wire Plain hut
  • new pics of an old ruin at Harrietville
  • pics of a ruined farm building near Ensay
  • an internal pic of Moscow Villa hut

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VIC/NSW_Huts_7 (24 Jan 2004)


  • new pics of Lankey Plain hut (Dargo High Plains)
  • added McGuires House (Dargo)
  • couple of additions to Bugsy_refuge

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VIC/NSW_Huts_6 (20 Jan 2004)


  • new pics of Youngs Hut (Bogong High Plains)
  • added O'Connell's hut, a 1904 pioneer cottage near Anglers Rest
  • added 1910 pioneer shed at Anglers Rest Pub ("Blue Duck")
  • another derelict farmhouse near Ensay
  • a couple of derelict farmhouses near Bruthen

  • couple of NSW hut pics were missing; fixed
    • Cesjacks
    • Oldfields

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VIC/NSW_Huts_5 (11 Jan 2004)

  • new VIC hut pics (digital);
    • Fuhrmanns (Mitchell R. National Park - Scout hut ?)
    • Kennedys (Mitta-Mitta)

  • replaced VIC hut pics with sharper digital ones;
    • Maddison_Ropers
    • Edmonsons
    • Johnstons
    • Ryders

  • new NSW hut pics (digital);
    • Brayshaws (Namadgi)
    • Townsends (near Tantangra Dam)


  • Cosmetics:-
    • corrected generic hut name "Bogong Group" to "Snowy Vale"
    • renamed some huts to conform with KHA names
    • mark contributed pics with a background colour in hut list


  • Addendum added (list of derelict farm houses etc)

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VIC/NSW_Huts_4 (04 Dec 2003)

  • cosmetic; display hut lists as spiffy HTML tables
  • cosmetic; since Ver 2, flag New huts
  • new contributed VIC hut pics;
    • Guys (Mt Sarah)
    • Humffray_River_Shelter
    • Wombat_PO

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VIC/NSW_Huts_3 (19 Nov 2003)

  • new VIC hut pics;
    • Commins
    • Green Hill (Logging ?)
    • King Cassilis Mine
    • Seldom Seen
    • Strobridge
    • derelict farm cabin near Swifts Creek ("Hillview Retreat Cabin")
    • old abandoned farm house near Ensay

  • additional pics - Bentley Plain Reserve etc
  • a few typos corrected
  • exciting personal bio data added


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VIC/NSW_Huts_2 (07 Nov 2003)

  • new VIC hut pics;
    • Moroka
    • Horseyard
    • Sambain Lodge
    • Higgins
    • Dungeys
    • Collins
    • Black Snake Creek

  • one or two more of existing huts
  • added link to KHA WEB page

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VIC/NSW_Huts_1 (17 Oct 2003)

  • Combined latest VIC_Huts, and NSW_Huts onto this one CD for convenience.
  • corrected a couple of incorrect hut pic dates
  • added VIC hut, Joyce_Brockoff; new pic of Blowhard

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VIC_Huts_9 (05 Oct 2003)

  • in VIC_Huts_8 under Windoze; Upper New Place hut pic was not accessable; fixed.
  • rescanned a couple more pics from 35mm negatives
  • a few more pics of :-
    • Bogong Creek
    • Diamantina
  • internal stuff ; renamed some image files.

VIC_Huts_8 (24 Sep 2003)

  • some higher resolution versions of the contributed images, plus a few more of each hut.
  • another one of Lovicks hut


VIC_Huts_7 (22 Sep 2003)

1) extra pics (some contributed , see Acknowledgements) of :-
  • Marthavale (original)
  • McDonalds
  • Seldom Seen
  • Turntable
  • Wallers
  • Un-named Wallers
  • Upper New Place

2) better images of :-
  • various



VIC_Huts_6

Original (sort of)