Halls Hut, Lake Malbena, has been provisionally registered in the Tasmanian Heritage Register and public comment on the entry is being sought.
It is one of six huts in National Parks entered in the Heritage Register including Dixons Kingdom Hut, Junction Lake Hut, Du Cane Hut and the Hobart Walking Club Hut.
'Like the other huts entered in the Tasmanian Heritage Register that are now within National Parks, Halls Hut demonstrates the emerging recreational use of the Tasmanian highlands during the twentieth century, an era in which people built huts on Crown Land in the highlands for a variety of uses,' Ms Brett Torossi, Chair of the Tasmanian Heritage Council said.
'It also demonstrates a new development in traditional bush hut building, representing the efforts of co-builders Reg Hall and Dick Reed to build the perfect small highland recreational hut.'
Halls Hut sits within light eucalypt forest, Halls Island.
The Heritage Register entry for Halls Hut provides an overview of the history of the hut, identifies the historic heritage values and defines a boundary for the entry.
'The Heritage Council appreciates the widespread public interest regarding proposed commercial activity on Halls Island.
'There is also community concern for the future of Halls Hut itself. The Heritage Council completed a detailed assessment of the heritage values and is satisfied that Halls Hut's historic cultural heritage significance will be protected through the area being provisionally registered.'
All those with an interest in Halls Hut are encouraged to review the provisional entry on the Tasmanian Heritage Register and provide their feedback to the Tasmanian Heritage Council.
See Heritage Tasmania to review the provisional entry and for further details including how to make a submission or objection to the entry.