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The old Sandy Bay hut - and neighbours

The old Sandy Bay hut - and neighbours
Dating from the early 1950s. As with the old hut at Lusitania Bay, the Sandy Bay hut was a recycled aircraft engine packing crate, installed when the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions were new and short of funds! But it did provide overnight (if basic) accommodation. It was good to see it surviving after some 50 years, but it looked very neglected (there is a glossy new hut not very far away). Parks Tasmania refused to allow the tourists up close to inspect it.

Apart from the hut, look for the elephant seal pups among the tussocks to the left (note) and the yellowed dying tussocks - in 1968 this hut had been surrounded by tussock and other vegetation, but that was under savage attack by rabbits at this stage. See the note/photo at top left for more details on rabbits on Macquarie island.

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 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
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Beautifully captured Well done George. Regards Tess.
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 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
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tiabunna club has replied to Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Thank you for your visits and kind comment, Tess.
6 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
Great shot and great story!

Well Done!!
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tiabunna club has replied to Puzzler4879 club
Thank you very much.
6 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
So many details in this photo, magnificent work!
6 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Peter Van Der Houwen
Thank you, Peter.
6 years ago.
 Colin
Colin
great shot and a very informative piece

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tiabunna club has replied to Colin
Thank you, Colin.
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