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Chris Munn Photography

Seldom Seen, Wallace Hut, Falls Creek VIC

Alpine National Park, Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia

Product ID : CM61729 / Edition Size : 300

Over 100 years have now passed since the Wallace brothers built this lonely little hut on the Bogong High Plains. Hidden from view, amongst a spectacular grove of gnarled and stunted snow gums, it provided shelter for the Wallace family during the spring and summer months, as their cattle grazed on the sweet grasses of the alpine meadows. A survivor of bush fires and raging blizzards, Wallace Hut is now the oldest surviving hut of the Victorian high country, and a national treasure.

It was late autumn, and a cold front was passing through North East Victoria, bringing with it wind, rain and very cold temperatures. The alpine grasses were shifting from green to brown, while the shedding snow gums were adorned with spectacular red highlights. Delighted by the scene before me, I set up my camera, huddled under my umbrella and waited patiently for the rain to ease. By late afternoon the constant rain had turned to showers, and a light mist had rolled across the high plains, creating this wonderful moment.

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