Last updated 5Jul19
Sinclairs Hut and well site
Sinclairs Hut and well site is located above the Yankee Hat Walking Track in the Gudgenby grasslands in the Namadgi National Park.
Location: GR 55H FA 77837-42091 (MGA94), Rendezvous Creek 8626-1S 1:25000
Visit: 7 Jul 15 (shown to me by Matthew Higgins)
• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 293. Sinclair’s or Greenfield’s Hut. When surveyed in 1883 this hut (consisting of two buildings) was valued at 60 pounds. Two piles of collapsed chimney stones are the major markers of the site today.
• Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site G03. Granodiorite hearth , soil platform from a separate building, shallow depression to gather water from marsh. Surveyed in 1883, valued at £60. Not occupied in living memory (which extends to 1927). Source: W Bootes 16 December 1977. Vestigial, site badly disturbed by cattle but it clearly contained two major buildings; is notable for the artificial water soak. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.