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Defiance Hut - Franz Josef, West Coast, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 43° 23.463 E 170° 10.884
59G E 433701 N 5195432
Quick Description: Cape Defiance Hut was relocated in 1978 behind the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre in Franz Josef on the West Coast of New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/25/2015 7:18:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMN9KP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
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Long Description:
Historic Cape Defiance Hut is a rare example of an early mountain hut, in virtually unmodified condition. It is a small iron and timber hut containing a stove, a table and forms, cupboards containing old supplies, bunks and assorted mountaineering artefacts such as skis and packs.

History: Components were carried to Cape Defiance within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, to provide a hut for glacier walkers and climbers. Site instability caused it to be re-sited in 1936, but access became more difficult as the site was eroded away the hut was in danger of falling onto the glacier. It was retrieved in 1978 for public display at the Franz Josef Visitor Centre. It has historic themes of exploration, early tourism, and recreation.

Source: (visit link)
Original Location: S 43° 26.898 E 170° 10.206

Type of move: Other

Building Status: Public

Related Website: [Web Link]

How it was moved: Not listed

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