|Ref: JTD-04A-03426, West Auckland Research Centre|
“Nowhere else in the world has a network of huts like ours, and they’re a defining feature of New Zealand’s backcountry. The stories behind how and why they were built are often fascinating,” says co-author Shaun Barnett.
|Ref: JTD-02A-03115, West Auckland Research Centre|
Shaun also notes that “even after planes made air-drops possible, things didn’t always run to plan. Colin Todd Hut, for example, took eight attempts, including one plane crash, and even then materials ended up on the wrong side of Mt Aspiring.”
|Ref: 996-598, Photographer: Gordon Scott, Sir George Grey Special Collections|