Shack life: the beach huts of the Royal national park – in pictures

By Guardian Staff

Bushwalkers trekking along the coast of Sydney’s Royal national park have for generations looked on with envy at the shacks occupying some of the park’s most picturesque beaches. About 200 ramshackle huts hug the coast at Era, Burning Palms and Little Garie, remnants of Depression-era settlements built on what was grazing land. Authorities have tried many times to remove the shacks after the area was turned into a national park, and many were demolished, but owners have also rallied in their defence. Now a new book, Shack Life, by University of Wollongong historian Ingeborg van Teeseling, tells the story of their survival against the odds and the lucky few who enjoy them

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