Story: Iron and steel

Trampers’ hut

Trampers’ hut

Corrugated iron was widely used for huts and farm buildings. Browns Hut, at the northern end of the Heaphy Track, was built to a traditional design, with space for six bunks as well as a chimney. Its age is uncertain, but the state of the iron suggests it was at least 50 years old when this photograph was taken in 1964. A few years later the hut was replaced by a much larger building.

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Fleur Templeton, 'Iron and steel - Corrugated iron', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 May 2021)

Story by Fleur Templeton, published 12 Jun 2006