Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

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Re: Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

Postby kanangra » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 7:35 am

That's the article. Thanks for posting the link. I think there will be a few tragics on here who will find it very interesting.

Unfortunately I don't have a copy of the 1962 Nimmo map. Any thoughts on how a copy might be procured?

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Re: Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

Postby MeanderingFlyFisher » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 8:30 pm

K.
Not sure about sourcing a map but I will see about doing a copy of mine if you are interested.Mine is in pretty poor condition.
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Re: Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

Postby kanangra » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:13 pm

Thanks I'd appreciate that.

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Re: Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

Postby MeanderingFlyFisher » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:09 pm

PM sent K
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Re: Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

Postby MeanderingFlyFisher » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 8:50 pm

kanangra wrote:
Unfortunately, despite the attentions of the ski club, that is precisely all that remains of Constances Hut as it was burnt down sometime between 1983 when Hueneke wrote his book and 1989 when the Burrunggubugge Shelter was built to replace it, only itself to be destroyed in the 2003 fires.

Fascinating stuff. Well maybe to some? :wink:

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In "The Snowy Mountains A Bushwalkers Diary Published 1990,Greg Powell writes of visiting Constances Hut and meeting a group of Constance family members in Jan 1983 and I quote "A few weeks after our return home NPWS gave a press release which would mean little to most people.To bushwalkers,skiers and especially the Constance family it would mean a great deal.The Press Release simply stated that Constances Hut had been burnt to the ground accidentally.Apparently some hot ashes from the fireplace had rolled under the floorboards.Although both the floor and fire were thoroughly soaked with water,the hut that had stood since the 1930's eventually caught fire.Those people at the hut at the time were,fortunately,unharmed."
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Re: Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

Postby MeanderingFlyFisher » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 8:56 pm

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Re: Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

Postby kanangra » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 2:53 pm

Thanks for that link and thank you very much for the copy of the Nimmo map that arrived last night. Fascinating and delighted to have it in my collection.

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Re: Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness using a magic wand

Postby MeanderingFlyFisher » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 8:26 pm

You are most welcome K.
There is so much info out there(both online and old fashioned printed on paper)that I feel we are obligated to share and it gives a warm fuzzy feeling inside knowing you have added to somebodies enjoyment of their passion.
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