Last updated 29Oct23

Patrick McLaughlins Hut (mid Orroral valley) site

Patrick McLaughlins Hut (mid Orroral valley) site is located 200m NW of the Rowleys Orroral Hut site in the mid Orroral Valley in the Namadgi National Park.

Location: GR 55H FA 75290-57380 (MGA94), Corin Dam 8626-1N 1:25000

Patrick McLaughlins Hut site, June 2008

Visits: 29 Oct 23, 28 Jun 23, 17 Jun 23, 14 Dec 11, 23 Jun 09

Photographs are available.


• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 875. This hut, on a block surveyed for Patrick McLaughlin and valued at 15 pounds, has disappeared. The site’s chimney stones were identified during a 1978 archaeological survey although repeated site visits since have failed to again locate the site.

Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site OR14. Hut foundation. 10m south of track, 120m west [more NNW] of site OR11 (Rowleys Orroral Hut). Entrenched outline, raised floor space, collapsed granodiorite chimney. Valued at £15 in original 1884 survey and attributed to Patrick McLaughlin. Hut is on a low flat area threatened by run-off from high ground to the south, soil is piled on the south-west and north-west sides. Chimney is very small, occupying only one third of end wall. Site is vestigial. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.