Old Mt Bryan East School

Accommodation type  hut & campsite
Guidebook map  Southern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 6
Grid reference 156 014
Latitude -33.4086420000
Longitude 139.0183110000
Contact http://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)
Bookings No, hut is locked - lock combination is #5418
Fee None
Facilities large old school building - 2 bedrooms (one large, one small), lounge and kitchen. Bunks, water, slow combustion stove, cooking facilities, kitchen, sink, toilet
History The school and residence was built in 1884. A hall was also built adjacent the school. The school was closed in 1947.
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Large bedroom

Large bedroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

New toilets (background left)

New toilets (background left)




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Cameron
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 07 10:53pm 
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Very nice hut, some firewood available. In good condition when Aesir Rover Crew visited on September 1st. BYO candles.
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alan davis
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 11 5:48pm 
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I've just heard a rumour that the combination lock on Mt Bryan School has been replaced by a normal padlock. Can anyone confirm this? Not another case of appropriation by Woods and Forest? Like to know if I need to take a hacksaw on my next visit there.
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Julian
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 11 8:08pm 
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Alan
Not true we were there on Tuesday and there was only the combination lock. Forestry can't take this one off us as it's not on there land
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alan davis
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 11 1:57pm 
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Thanks for that Julian. And I'll also shift my source into the unreliable file.
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Poyder71
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 12 12:20pm 
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The Schoolhouse was fantastic to stay in. Very grateful to the Freinds of the Heysen for maintaining such a great facility for hikers. We camped there this past weekend (28 and 28 July 2012) and it was clean, bug and rodent free and warm in the cold nights when the fire was going.

Only issue that we had was that some smart person(s) has broken into the building, badly damaging the door and leaving the schoolhouse open....very poor behaviour!

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Peter Ilee
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jez
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 12 12:27pm 
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Poyder71 wrote:
some smart person(s) has broken into the building, badly damaging the door and leaving the schoolhouse open


It's a nice hut indeed!

Will let the relevant maintenance person know, thanks for bringing to our attention.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 12 9:42pm 
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jez wrote:
Will let the relevant maintenance person know, thanks for bringing to our attention.


Hi Peter, the maintenance person for that section has advised that they were of the issue, and was scheduled to repair it yesterday, but the fixing has since been delayed until next week.

He wonders if it is because some people are confused by the padlock's operation, that being that once the combination is entered one has to push the lock together to open it. This is a common feature of combo padlocks, but not one people are always familiar with. Apparently this is not the first time it had happened.

Once again, thanks for letting us know!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 4, 12 4:52pm 
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Took the kids up to Mt Bryan East Schoolhouse for a bit of school holiday camping and trail walking. Schoolhouse in good condition, as usual, but if I were staying there, I'd remember to take loo paper, it seems to disappear very easily. Did a drive around to re-stock the woodpile! Getting toward the end of the hiking season and the snakes are out, saw a fairly sizeable Brown in Tourille Gorge, so take care!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 4, 12 7:24pm 
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Thank you for doing that.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 13 10:04am 
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The Scouts stayed here for the annual hike Easter Venture 2013, which was held in and around the Caroona Creek Conservation Park.

Great base of operations for the Rovers, Theme Team and Radio Activities.

Thankyou Friends of the Heysen Trail for providing such a fantastic facility.

We wondered if a couple of solar powered push button style timer lights would be useful in the kitchen and/or the toilets?

Noted that there appears to be some termite damage in the floor of the kitchen and the toilets need some TLC (broken seat lids and the pong is quite overwhelming!). Didn't notice a padlock if there was meant to be one?

Edit: The kitchen sink was also leaking into the cupboard and all over the floor when we first arrived. Attempted an emergency repair with some tape which seemed to do the trick.
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