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Klaus Hueneke Library & Map Collection

NAMA is asking for your financial assistance to purchase and display the Klaus Hueneke AM collection of books and maps. The Klaus Hueneke Library & Map collection is the largest private collection relating to Australian Alpine history and heritage. It contains over 200 books and 70 original maps collected by Klaus during his years researching, photographing, writing publishing and teaching about this unique part of our country.

Your donation will help us: purchase the collection; provide for custom archival storage; digitise and make the collection available online; and support the creation of a new library display space.

NAMA is aiming to raise $20,000 to support this project. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

German-born Klaus Hueneke has been wandering around the Australian Alps since he arrived in Australia with his family at the age of 10. He was awarded an AM, Member of the Order of Australia, in 2012 for his life-long contribution to the recording and sharing of the European history of the Snowy Mountains.

Klaus’s library collection includes works by Elyne Mitchell, Harry Stevenson, Ian Stapleton, Alan Andrews, Tor Holth, Harry Hill, the Kosciusko Alpine club and Henry Lawson. As well as rare books include Discovering Monaro, A Man on Edge, Snow in Australia, Cattlemen of the High Country, The Moth Hunters and the much-lauded Australia’s Alps. While the maps range from the 1930s through to the 2000s.
This acquisition will complement Klaus’s photographic print research collection which is already held by NAMA and can be accessed via our online database.

To Donate

Bank: Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 108
Account Number: 143271658
Please provide your full name on the electronic transfer along with the code KHBM
To ensure your donation is registered please provide your details via email to

National Alpine Museum Australia Inc

Contact us via or 0418 976 338

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