Seamans Hut (Kosciuszko)

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darren giles (eucumb… on June 16, 2008

I took this photo of Australia's highest hut (Seamans Hut) on a trip to Australia's highest peak - Mt Kosciuszko (2,229m) in late spring.

The story of Seamans Hut (sourced from an external web site):

This hut commemorates Laurie Seaman, an American who died in 1928 while attempting to ski cross-country to Mount Kosciuszko. Laurie and a companion, Evan Hayes, became separated from the other members of their group, then became lost in a blizzard and eventually perished from exposure.

Seamans Hut was built in 1929 with money donated by Laurie's family as a refuge for others who might need shelter in the mountains.

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  • Uploaded on June 15, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by darren giles (eucumb…
    • Camera: HP psc1200
    • Taken on 2008/06/15 18:29:45