Last updated 1Jul19

Jack Rustins Hut site

Jack Rustins Hut site is located near the fence line which extends across the base of the Mavis Ridge and near Middle Creek in the Namadgi National Park.

Location: GR 55H FA 77060-43143 (MGA94), Rendezvous Creek 8626-1S 1:25000


Jack Rustins hut site, October 2011

Visits: 7 Jul 15, 3 Sep 13, 1 Dec 12, 21 Apr 12, 22 Oct 11, 8 Sep 10, 22 Jul 08

Photographs are available.

Documentation:

• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 292. May have been built between 1900 and 1913.  Today near an old hawthorn tree there are some stones, metal implements, etc marking the site. Site 881: unmarked grave.

Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site G6. Scattered granodiorite blocks. Constructed circa 1910, demolished circa 1927. Source: W Bootes 16 December 1977. Site is too disturbed to determine size and layout of building. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.

• NPA Bulletin: There is reputedly a grave site nearby. See NPA Bulletin Volume 30 number 3 September 1993 page 22 here .

• Jack and Olive Rustin were selectors. (Source: Rugged Beyond Imagination Matthew Higgins p28).