Seaman's Hut

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Seaman's Hut
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A skier talks with walkers at Seaman's Hut in late October.
Seaman's Hut is located in New South Wales
Seaman's Hut
Seaman's Hut
Seaman's Hut (New South Wales)
Coordinates 36°27′0.7″S 148°16′58.1″E / 36.450194°S 148.282806°E / -36.450194; 148.282806Coordinates: 36°27′0.7″S 148°16′58.1″E / 36.450194°S 148.282806°E / -36.450194; 148.282806
Country Australia
State/territory New South Wales
National park Kosciuszko National Park
Construction
Built in 1929
Built by Seaman Family
Built for Emergency and day shelter
Administration
Maintained by National Parks and Wildlife Service
Accessibility
Accessed by Foot, skis or mountain bike

Seaman's Hut is an alpine hut and memorial located in New South Wales, Australia. It was built following the death of two skiers, W. Laurie Seaman and Evan Hayes in 1928. Laurie's family built the hut to provide shelter to future users of the park, in order to prevent recurrence of a similar tragedy.

Seaman's hut is constructed from rock and has two rooms and a foyer for firewood storage. The floor is plank flooring.

It is located on Etheridge Range, 6 km from Charlottes Pass on the road to Mount Kosciusko.

History[edit]

The site on Etheridge Range was chosen by W.H. Seaman, to build a shelter in memory of his son Laurie Seaman, who died of exposure in 1928 at the same location.[1] The hut was officially opened by Mr F. Chaffey and a small group, on a Friday 17 May 1929.[2]

Access[edit]

Foot, skis or Mountain bike along road from Charlotte Pass (closed to vehicle access), or walking/skiing trails from Thredbo or Guthega.

Usage[edit]

This hut is intended for emergency shelter overnight and for day use. It is well-stocked with firewood and also holds emergency supplies of dried food. The food supplies are stocked by goodwill of hikers and are not maintained officially by the National Parks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SITE OF PROPOSED MEMORIAL HUT ON KOSCIUSKO.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 22 December 1928. p. 16. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "LAURIE SEAMAN MEMORIAL HUT AT MOUNT KOSCIUSKO.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 20 May 1929. p. 14. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 

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