Brown Hut | Oteake Conservation Park
Brown Hut was built by two brothers in 1949 for gold mining purposes from sticks of manuka and sheets of flat galvanised steel heavily riveted together. A dirt floor and a small solitary window that has the glass removed.
One prospector’s wife came to live in the primitive hut with two small children for a few months over the summer.
It’s brown due to rust, but really interesting to see it all held together by Number 8 wire.
category . . . basic huts/bivvies
hut fee . . . free
elevation . . . 1160 m
bunks . . . 3 mattresses on bunks
built . . . 1949
heating . . . open fire
water . . . 50 m walk to rivulet
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