Last updated 2Sep19

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

Photographs are available.

Documentation:

• 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 article: by Matthew Higgins