Last updated 16Dec23

Martin McMahons post 1902 Hut site/Bushfold Hut remains

Martin McMahons post 1902 Hut site is located in the northern end of Bushfold Flats in the Namadgi National Park.

Location: GR 55H FA 83639-65473 (MGA94), Williamsdale 8726-4N 1:25000

Martin McMahons post 1902 hut site | N Bushfold Flats hut remains site W-G TH2, September 2013

Visits: 16 Dec 23, 31 Aug 19, 12 Jul 11, 16 Dec 08

Photographs are available.


• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 859. Within 100 metres are 3 different hut sites.  Martin McMahon’s (GR 835654) was built after 1902 and is marked by remnant chimney stones and timbers.  Russell Read’s 1955 hut (GR 835653) was wind damaged and its materials were used in 1957 for the hut stil …

Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site TH2. On northern fence line (gate 24.5m east) of Portion 111. Axe-cut timber slabs, untrimmed timber frame, hand-made nails, granodiorite blocks, corrugated metal sheeting. Walls were horizontal slab (evidence: ducts on uprights, plain face on top beams). Roof was metal clad, no sign of shingling, no strong ridge pole. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.

NPA 1995 article: by Matthew Higgins. This is what Matthew wrote:

“… was one belonging to the McMahon family. Brothers Martin and Tom McMahon selected several blocks in northern Bushfold early this century and a slab hut was built on a block surveyed for
Martin in 1902. Today, fallen corner posts, collapsed chimney stones, bottles and other pieces of timber mark the site. Evidence survives of where the slabs were attached to the corner posts. The survival of timber from the hut makes this site a particularly interesting one in the context of Namadgi hut ruins.”