Historical information

Wallace's hut was built in 1889 and is probably the oldest surviving hut on the high plains of
north-east Victoria. It was built in six weeks by Irish immigrant brothers Arthur, William and Stewart Wallace among old snow gums on a grassy plain above the snowline. The brothers held grazing leases on the High Plains and the hut was built to provide shelter for the cattlemen working there.
It is probably the oldest hut on the Victorian high plains. It is part of the early history of hydroelectricity in the state and has links with early SEC meteorological data recording in the area


Apart from its historical significance, Wallace’s Hut is a popular stop for tourists and photographers and is the starting point for the Wallace’s Heritage trail, which is a popular and well used hiking track, by locals and visitors alike.

Physical description

2 black and white photographs mounted on buff card. Photos taken during a bus trip to Wallace's Hut on Feb. 20, 1970
1. Group of local Kiewa Valley residents on a bus tour to Wallace's hut
2. Group of adults and children pictured outside Wallace's hut

Inscriptions & markings

1. Handwritten in black ink on bottom of photo 'Wallace's Hut, Bogong High Plains, 20 Feb, 1970
2. No markings