In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Charlie Carter (1870 - 1952) was a brumby runner, miner, dingo trapper, hut builder, naturopath, author, philosopher and amateur lawyer who spent the bulk of his adult life living it rough in one of the wildest parts of the high country between the Crackenback, Upper Murray and Snowy Rivers. He wrote at length about the worlds problems including communism and finance and developed unorthodox treatments for many illnesses. This and his years of expensive feuding with the colourful Freebody brothers gave him local fame and much notoreity. So much so that years after his death he was given a special headstone laying ceremony at the Cooma cemetery.
Klaus Hueneke (OA-AM for recording the history and heritage of the mountains)has mined a rich lode of oral history, rare documents passed through local families, the diaries of early bushwalkers, notes compiled by Carter’s grandniece and fading newspaper articles to bring this amazing story to life.
After his death at the ‘Tin Mines south of Thredbo, both his huts fell into disrepair. Members of the Illawarra Alpine Club came along in the nick of time and spent many hours restoring them. Rhonda Boxall was there to record the hard work. Today the huts are a tribute and memorial to a most unusual man - a `Man from Snowy River’, no less.