CSIRO Hut

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CSIRO Hut
CSIRO Hut is located in New South Wales
CSIRO Hut
CSIRO Hut
CSIRO Hut (New South Wales)
Coordinates 36°13′45.5″S 148°33′38.3″E / 36.229306°S 148.560639°E / -36.229306; 148.560639Coordinates: 36°13′45.5″S 148°33′38.3″E / 36.229306°S 148.560639°E / -36.229306; 148.560639
Country Australia
State/territory New South Wales
National park Kosciuszko National Park
Construction
Built in 1963
Built by CSIRO
Built for Rabbit studies
Administration
Maintained by Kosciusko Huts Association
Accessibility
Accessed by Foot

CSIRO Hut , also known as the Rabbiters Hut, is an Australian alpine hut in the Kosciuszko National Park.

The hut was built by the CSIRO in 1963 as a base camp for researchers investigating methods of rabbit control. It was located in the north-eastern region of Snowy Plain, where the region's rabbit population was high. Further rabbit research programs were conducted in the area from 1966 to 1971, and from 1995.[1]

The CSIRO ceased to operate the hut from 2000 following government cutbacks in rabbit research.[2] Since then it has been available as a shelter for hikers in Kosciuszko National Park.[1]

The CSIRO Hut is a single room with basic kitchen facilities. Construction materials include timber walls and floor, asbestos cement cladding and a corrugated iron roof.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c "CSIRO Research Hut". Kosciuszko Huts Association. 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Adams, Prue (3 December 2000). "Rabbit control program at risk". Landline. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kozciuszko National Park Huts Conservation Strategy" (PDF). Godden Mackay Logan. October 2005. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 

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