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Master Bushman, Fred Fry, built his home in the late 1930s.

Using split timber and his own personal style of workmanship he erected many huts in the region including Jamieson Hut, Ritchies Hut, Gardiners Hut and Noonans. Fred lived a solitary existence for many years in the Howqua Hills area, prospecting and packing supplies for government agencies and fishermen. His life in the Howqua Valley was the basis of Neville Shute’s 1950 novel ‘The Far Country’.

Overnight camping is not permitted in Fry’s Hut.

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Facilities:
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet