Last updated 25Jun23
John Brayshaws 2 Huts site
John Brayshaws 2 Huts site is located just beside the southern end of the Naas Valley Fire Trail in the Namadgi National Park.
Location: GR 55H FA 83412-28984 (MGA94), Colinton 8726-3N 1:25000
• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 313. House in existence before 1879. A second building was largely of stone – possibly a coolroom. The house was abandoned after the completion of the Mt Clear Homestead in 1946. Site now consists of tumbled chimney stones overshadowed by exotic trees.
• Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site BR86. About 100m north-west of ford across Naas Creek. Hut 1: collapsed granodiorite and slate chimney, roof shingles and wall timbers. Hut 2: soil marks and three lines of granodiorite. Hut valued at £45 in 1879, erected by John Brayshaw. Site has been bulldozed. Hut 2 is indented into a steep bank and has a square mound in its centre. Condition of site is vestigial. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.
• Steve Brayshaw’s paper: “Located at grid reference: 683414 East, 6028875 North. Hut sites (2) also known as Barrett’s. He died on the 30 Dec 1898, Fifth son Eighth child.”