Christie ORourkes Hut - VIC

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DEG: -36.864166 148.326538
DMS: 36º 51' 51" S 148º 19' 35.54" E
UTM: 55 H 5919375mN 618243mE
Altitude: 868.23m


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The O'Rourke family name has a significant historical connection to the origins of the brumby horse. Christopher (Christy or Christie) O'Rourke is one of many brothers who were horse breeders in the Alpine and Bogong areas. Early settlers made their way to Victoria over the Alps, taking with them the horses that would later form each area’s founding stock. Most settlers were cattlemen but some focused on horse-breeding.

Christopher O'Rourke and his brother David first came to the area in 1843 bringing 70 horses and 2 sires. They were of the Steeltrap breed, and were turned on to portion of the Black Mountain afterwards known as Turnback, where the bridge across the Snowy River was recently built. These were the first horses brought into this portion of Gippsland and from them originated the Brumbies which became so numerous in later years

Christy O’Rourke lived for the rest of his life at Black Mountain.
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Gelantipy at 20/09:00am EST
Distance from Christie ORourkes Hut 39.95km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Christie ORourkes Hut 39.95km S
Mean Max. °C24.
Mean Min. °C11.611.
Mean Rain mm59.374.662.953.048.969.358.953.855.473.299.565.0

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