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Seaman's Hut
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A skier talks with walkers at Seaman's Hut in late October.
Seaman's Hut is located in New South Wales
Seaman's Hut
Seaman's Hut
Coordinates36°27′0.7″S 148°16′58.1″E / 36.450194°S 148.282806°E / -36.450194; 148.282806Coordinates: 36°27′0.7″S 148°16′58.1″E / 36.450194°S 148.282806°E / -36.450194; 148.282806
State/territoryNew South Wales
National parkKosciuszko National Park
Built in1929
Built bySeaman Family
Built forEmergency and day shelter
Maintained byNational Parks and Wildlife Service
Accessed byFoot, skis or mountain bike

Seaman's Hut is an alpine hut and memorial located in New South Wales, Australia. It was built following the death of two skiers, W. Laurie Seaman and Evan Hayes in 1928. Seaman's family built the hut to provide shelter to future users of the park, in order to prevent recurrence of a similar tragedy, which has since done.[1]

Seaman's hut is built primarily of stone with plank flooring. The interior consists of two rooms and a foyer for firewood storage.

It is located on Etheridge Range, 6 km from Charlottes Pass on the road to Mount Kosciusko.


The site on Etheridge Range was chosen by W. H. Seaman, to build a shelter in memory of his son Laurie Seaman, who died of exposure in 1928 at the same location.[2] The hut was officially opened by Mr F. Chaffey and a small group, on a Friday 17 May 1929.[3]


Foot, skis or Mountain bike along road from Charlotte Pass (closed to vehicle access), or walking/skiing trails from Thredbo or Guthega.


This hut is intended for emergency shelter overnight and for day use. It is well-stocked with firewood and also holds emergency supplies of dried food. The food supplies are stocked by goodwill of hikers and are not maintained officially by the National Parks.

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  1. ^ "Hikers rescued from NSW Snowy Mountains, prompting warnings from police and BOM". ABC News. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  2. ^ "SITE OF PROPOSED MEMORIAL HUT ON KOSCIUSKO". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 22 December 1928. p. 16. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  3. ^ "LAURIE SEAMAN MEMORIAL HUT AT MOUNT KOSCIUSKO". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 20 May 1929. p. 14. Retrieved 20 November 2011.