FOUR MILE HUT - by Justine Slough

$1,290.00

FOUR MILE HUT -  Chunky Acrylic on Canvas 1200 x 950mm

by Justine Slough


Four Mile Hut hut is located about 5Km south south east of Selwyns Quarry, and is an easy ski or walk from there, or 7Km from Kiandra.

Also known as Hughes Hut

Brief History

The hut was built by Robert Hughes in 1937, and used as a mining residence for gold panners. It remains the only complete mining hut on the Kiandra gold fields.

For many years (until about 1981) there was a box of very live dynamite under one of the bunks, presumably to give any resident silly enough to light a really big fire in the hearth, a night to remember!

Four mile is a very popular ski destination, and has saved the lives of a number of people over the years. However, skiers should be aware that it is very small, and therefore not reliable shelter for parties un-equipped with tents.

Construction

4 Mile Hut is a delightful camping spot with the hut providing shelter if the weather turns bad, with a table to eat on and room for 2 to sleep on the floor or bench. There is a nice permanent fire place outside with large logs for a seat. Permanent water is in the creek 50m to the east.

 

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