The 22 metre steel firetower at Mt Terrible was constructed early 1962 and a 12 foot by 12 foot accommodation hut was constructed mid 1962. The hut offered towermen (also known as fire watchers or fire spotters) accommodation during fire seasons and was in use for around five decades. Sadly its condition slowly deteriorated and vandalism took its toll.
On Saturday 9 December 2012, to the dismay of hut lovers and high country travellers, the hut was carelessly burnt to the ground after a log rolled out of the fireplace whilst people were camped inside
The team that Anthony, Paul and Andy were part of that was responsible for the restoration of the A4-4 Memorial at Mt Torbreck got involved with the Department of Land Water & Planning (DELWP) and the Victorian High Country Huts Association (VHCHA) with a plan to rebuild the much loved hut. In late 2016 the A4-4 Memorial Team assisted DELWP with the hut rebuild which was completed in January 2017.
Victorian High Country Huts Association Newsletter, Four Wheel Drive Victoria Trackwatch featuring the build as well as the Artworkz 120 page Factsheet can be downloaded in PDF below
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