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09-February-2014
09-February-2014
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The hut was built to commemorate Vallejo Gantner, a young man who loved the mountains and who died accidentally in 1962 at the age of 19.

This hut was built in the early 1970s as a refuge for people caught out in inclement weather (mainly snow) as a memorial to Vallejo Gantner  who died in such circumstances.

Gantner Hut can be visited via the Mount Howitt Road, and then the Mount Howitt car park (north of Licola) where a sign-post indicate the walks to Vallejo Gantner Memorial Hut, MacAlister Springs and Mount Howitt.

Heading off from the car park, the track follows an undulating path through snowgum woodlands to the Hut. The hut is approximately 3.5 kilometres from the car park

Location

Address:Mount Howitt Track, 30 kilometres north of Alice Springs, Howitt Plains, 0872
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.185556
Long: 146.677222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Monument Designer:David McGlashan (architect)

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1971
Source: MA
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