Last updated 17Sep23

Alexander Brayshaw’s 1879 Hut site

Alexander Brayshaw’s 1879 Hut is a vestigial hut site in the Namadgi National Park.

Location: GR 55H FA 76367-33097 (MGA94), Yaouk 8626-2N 1:25000

Alexander Brayshaw’s 1879 Hut site August 2013

Visits: 16-17 Sep 23, 30 Aug 14, 31Aug-1Sep 13, 27 Sep 11, 3 Sep 11, 19 Jul 11, 18 Mar 08

Photographs are available.


Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site B6. House valued at £45 for Alexander Brayshaw in 1879. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.

• Steve Brayshaw’s paper: Located at grid reference: 676368 east, 6033092 north. This is Alex’s first hut site it had a milking bail 80 metres north of the northern corner of the hut. According to Noel and Greg Luton a big set of yards were there. They also stated that their father Morris said that this was the hut that Charles McKeahnie lived in. That would make it the oldest European site in the valley.

• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 314. Remaining foundation stones relate to a hut surveyed in 1879 for Alexander Brayshaw.  Oral sources state site originally dates to Charles McKeahnie’s period at Bobeyan (late 1830s and early 1840s).  It may be one of the sites of first European occupation.