High Country Refuge

Wallace’s Hut, Bogong High Plains, Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia

Wallace’s hut is the oldest known Cattleman’s hut still standing in the Victorian High country. It was built by the Wallace Brothers in 1889 from slabs of snowgum. In the 1930s its woollybutt roof shingles were replaced by the State Electricity Commission (SEC) when it was taken over as a workers’ hut. Now it serves as a refuge and slice of human history nestled in the wild Victorian high country. I shot this image not long after a short thunderstorm in fading summer evening light. For me, this scene captures some of the mystique of the iconic Wallace's hut, sitting nestled in amongst the surrounding snow gums.

This photograph is exclusively available as a limited edition print. Edition size: 500

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