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Lost Cabin Mine

Michael Bajko

NEW HUT, ORIGINAL HUT

Orogorongo Valley, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

September 17, 2011, 2.55 pm NZST

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© 2011 Michael Bajko, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

Caption

This was the opening of a new Hut by the Dept. of Conservation in the Orongorongo Valley, Rimutaka Forest Park, east of Wellington. This Hut was built on the site of the original Hut built 1967-68 by myself and my mates in the Khandallah Venturer Unit (Senior Scouts). We had a reunion in February to take a last look at our handy work before the new hut was completed and our original demolished. This was when I shot the original. Google Earth presently shows the cleared site with our hut still intact.

This new hut sleeps 30 while ours had a comfort limit of 10.

The Khandallah Scout Group came to an arrangement with D.O.C. where they gave up the lease on the site in exchange for a guaranteed number of nights that Group members can stay. A good deal as Scouting isn't as ebullient as in our day and maintenance costs never go away.

For a more in depth history please visit KVU '68. Be warned....teenagers will be teenagers!

Location

Australia - New Zealand / New Zealand

Lat: 41° 20' 7.3" S
Long: 174° 59' 2.87" E

Elevation: 138meters

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Nikon D90, Nikkor 10.5mm, Panosaurus, Slik Tripod. PC core2, XP Pro, Adobe Bridge, PTGui Pro 9.1 beta3, Photoshop CS5 Extended
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