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Craig’s Hut in the Clear Hills, was built as a set for the 1982 film The Man from Snowy River.

The Craigs’ Hut building and its surrounds were based on old huts from the 1800s. This popular landmark was destroyed by bushfires on 11 December 2006. The hut has since been rebuilt. This is a photo of the original hut, prior to the fire.

This area is associated with the High Country tradition of alpine grazing, as celebrated in the film The Man from Snowy River, based on a poem by Banjo Paterson with the same name.

Located in the Alpine National Park near Mansfield, Mount Stirling, Victoria, Australia.

Mamiya ZM (film camera), as is.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 3 years ago

    My Hubby loves that movie, nice one Michael

  • Me too! Thanks for commenting Michelle.

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Super picture and history, Michael. I enjoyed the movie too

  • Yes, it’s a classic. Thanks David.

    – Michael John

  • Gregory Hale
    Gregory Haleover 3 years ago

    A nice piece of history Michael….Great photo.

  • Thanks for that Gregory.

    – Michael John

  • myraj
    myrajover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot and interesting reading.

  • Thanks for commenting.

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Great image Michael.funny mate was sitting in Jack Thompsons pub at Katoomba on tuesday,who was also in the movie.

  • Well there is a great link! Thanks for the fave Warren.

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Aren’t you lucky to have got a shot of the original hut built for the movie Michael. Great capture.

  • Yes, I was there a few years prior to the fire. Thanks Ralph.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    A nice shot of this iconic hut Mike. I love the roof.

  • Yeah, it’s a classic. Thanks for the fave Michael.

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Michael John

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Michael, the view must be incredible from up there !

  • Yes, it is a great vista from there. Thanks Trudi.

    – Michael John

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