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Early Settlers Hut

Early Settlers Hut

Situated one kilometre south-west of the township of Delegate on the Bonang Highway, the Early Settlers Hut is not only of unique local significance, but has associations going back to the earliest establishment of European settlement in the colony.

The building is of the type erected by squatters in the mid-1840s when they were first given some form of permanent occupancy and this hut undoubtedly dates from this period. Historical information points to the hut being used originally as a manager's residence (the first manager being Mr Donald Ross). When first constructed, the hut was not as large as it is today. The hut has been restored using timbers obtained locally and worked with tools such as adzes and broad axes by local craftsmen practising skills of a bygone era. The hut is open every day.

For more information visit the Bombala website, or contact the Platypus Country Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6458 4622.

Delegate NSW 2633