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Looking through the gate at Mount Kate House to Cradle Mountain.
The Mt Kate house is a small picturesque bush cabin located on the Ronny Creek flats. The land was owned by Major R E (Ronny) Smith (the principal private landholder in the Cradle Valley and a close friend and neighbour of Gustav Weindorfer)
The house was built as the homestead associated with the Cradle Valley timber mill and is the only structure surviving from the timber milling industry. By association, the Mt Kate house has a high cultural significance.
In 1945 the adjoining land owned by Major Smith was resumed by the Crown and incorporated into the Cradle Mountain Reserve.
In 1971 the reserve was proclaimed a State Reserve under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970, and the land on which the mill and the old homestead (the Mt Kate house) was resumed by the Crown for inclusion in the park.
Taken with Pentax k-r on 14 December 2012.
Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6