Water only location
Mapsheet 8D, Aroona to Parachilna Gorge
Northern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 6
Aroona Valley, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
(Friends of the Heysen Trail) or
Wilpena Visitor Centre
Phone: (+61 8) 8648 0048
pug and pine construction hut, new roof, open doorways and windows, dirt floor, no beds, verandah on two sides, toilets nearby, rainwater, spring-fed water nearby, rubbish bins in adjoining campsite, 2WD/4WD accessible
Built in 1925 as an outstation for Eddie Pumpa. A four-roomed dwelling with a stone fire-place and verandahs, the house is a typical pug and pine construction. Slabs of native pine were cut and erected side by side. Chicken wire was nailed to this framework and mud or pug was flushed to fill the gaps. The floor was rammed earth and the roof was corrugated galvanized iron sheets.
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