Heritage

Brief History

Our Association was founded in February 2003 in response to the bushfires which swept through the Victorian High Country from January 8th 2003. We can thank historian Dianne Carroll and author Fiona Magnussen for the spark that grew, as rapidly as the bushfires, into our Association.

In our first ten years we worked on many great projects.

Here are just some of the heritage huts that have been restored or rebuilt over the years  :

2003 – 2004

  • Rough Riders hut built (Omeo Rodeo canteen)
  • Horsehair hut rebuilt
  • McNamara hut rebuilt
  • Buckety Plain hut rebuilt

2005

  • Federation Hut rebuilt
  • Mitchell Hut rebuilt

2006

  • CRB Dinner Plain hut repaired

2007

Restored

  • Frys
  • Craigs
  • Stones Outstation

2008

Rebuilt

  • Bluff,
  • Mt No3*
  • Upper Jamieson

Restored

  • Tomahawk*
  • Guys,
  • Kelly,
  • McMichael

2009

  • Rebuilt Ropers
  • Repaired Razorback

2010

Rebuilt

  • Keppels*
  • Ritchies

Repairs

  • Davies Plain,
  • Flying Swagman
  • Millers
  • Mt Terrible

2011

Built

  • Crisps (Dinner Plain)

Rebuilt

  • King River
  • Westons

Restored

  • Junction
  • Jans

2012

Rebuilt

  • Moroka
  • Store Point

Restored

  • Wallace

 

*These huts rebuilt or restored without involvement from the Association.