Roger’s Hut was built in the 1950s as a deer cullers hut. It is constructed of matai and beech from trees felled in the area and hand split. One unique feature of the hut is a stained glass window which was added in the 90s while the hut was undergoing maintenance. While we were there a gentle but steady rain was falling, forcing me to work inside. The walls of the hut had the usual inscriptions of names and dates, but someone had started a trend here of punching out names on the tops of tin cans and nailing them on the walls which gave the look of badges or medals. On the door was written: ‘BEWARE ALL YE PEOPLE: KILLER MOSSIES’. We met them soon enough, and the fire smoked, which kept them at bay. Despite smoke, mozzies and rain, this remains one of my favourite huts.
tan strathmore paper, charcoal, white chalk