Photographer's Note

The high country of Victoria used to be popular with cattlemen to take their cattle in summer to graze on the pastures of the high plains (height above sea level about 1200 metres. That has long ceased because of the damage done to the environment by the cattle and horses.
The cattlemen built huts to stay in over summer. Wallace's Hut is the oldest of them, built in 1889 by the Wallace brothers. There are 106 of them in the Alpine National Park, although some were damaged in disastrous bush fires in 2003. Many are now used as huts for sheltering bush walkers (summer) and cross country skiers in winter.
The trees are snow gums and are very large as they are below the main snow area.
In the workshops there is a close up of the hut and a photo of the inside for the likes of Craig.

Best in the large view.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1637 W: 79 N: 4752] (22048)
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