Grid Reference -41.274088, 147.284044 - Livingston cabin
-41.274747, 147.289773 - cabin pictured
Department Forestry Tasmania
District Scottsdale
Region North East
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 1160m
Height On Ground
Construction Steel
Cabin size 3m x 3m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 19?? - 20?? (Livingston cabin)
2009? - 201? (cabin pictured)
Photo supplied by Warren Speers

Mt. Arthur is on a large plateau. Besides the tower cabin, there are also various communication installations on the site, the old cabin, the Livingston cabin, named in memory of Russell Harry Livingston, a dedicated Regional Fire Control Officer and a huge rock cairn.

We found an article in the Examiner News paper, Launceston from the 14th January 1998. It is a story about the a couple, who alternate their days in the tower. Mrs. Paula Wronski is pictured sitting inside what looks like the Livingston cabin. Here is a link to the original article. If you can't access the link, here is a copy of the article in PDF format.

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The above photos (2012) were supplied by Martin Piessie. Photos from L-R: the fire cabin, water supply for the cabin, Livingston cabin, environmentally friendly walkway and the rock cairn.

The above photos were supplied by Michael Horton. Michael visited the site in Nov 2010 and again in April 2017. In 2017, he found the cabin had been removed with only a chair left on the platform. There was a bundle of various materials near the cabin site, presumably ready for pick-up by a chopper. Photos from L-R: the fire cabin in Nov 2010, platform in 2017 (2x), bundle of tower remains, Livingston cabin, inside and plague.

In Jan 2022, we received an update from STTAS re the cabin. They reported: The hut was damaged beyond repair in a wind event, it appeared there may have been a broken window prior, that opened it up and made it vulnerable. We still have good coverage in the area and with the expense of replacing, we decided to clean the site up. And your notes are correct, the material was bundled up and removed by chopper.
We are still trying to find out what month/year that wind storm occurred. If you can add any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We received the following message in early November 2022: Mt Arthur fire tower in northern Tasmania was destroyed in a storm on the 26th July 2016 I think it was. I was up there the next day after the big blow and reported to SST/ Forestry Tas the damage to the hut.
Thanks Russ for clarifying that for us. The photos below were also supplied by Russ.

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