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Chaffey Hut, Cobb valley (3rd of 6)

Chaffey Hut, Cobb valley

Chaffey Hut is built of hand-sawn red beech, with a corrugated iron roof. It is no longer maintained. The hut took its name from Chaffey Stream, named after Henry Chaffey, who led a reclusive life in nearby Asbestos Cottage with his wife Annie from around 1914. The hut was built a year after Chaffey’s death in 1953 by forest ranger Jack McBurney.

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Carl Walrond, 'Tramping - Tracks and huts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015