Last updated 26Jun14

Alexander Brayshaw’s 1883 Hut site

Alexander Brayshaw’s 1883 Hut is a vestigial hut site in the Namadgi National Park.

Location: GR 55H FA 77879-31840 (MGA94), Yaouk 8626-2N 1:25000

Alexander Brayshaw’s 1883 Hut site March 2011

Visits: 5 Mar 11

Photographs are available.


Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site B5. …. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.

• Steve Brayshaw’s paper: “ALEXANDER BRAYSHAW’S HUT AND GARDEN Located at grid reference: 677879 East, 6031830 North Alexander (Alex) was renowned for his skill with his bullock team. He won the best working bullock team at the Cooma show quite a few years in a row. He died one week after his daughter Vida from Scarlet Fever. This happened on 23 February of 1919, Sixth son ninth child. He had two sites this one and one further up the valley.”

• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 315. Another vestigial site, this place was valued at 35 pounds in 1883 when surveyed for Alexander Brayshaw.  An archaeological survey reported evidence of a vegetable garden at this site.