Crisp family recognised at Dinner Plain

The Crisp Family will have lifelong ties to Dinner Plain after Council approved the naming of the recently opened Cattleman’s Hut as Crisp’s Hut.

Crisp’s Hut was officially opened by Mayor Cr Nino Mautone on Friday, 20 August in front of a crowd that included 12 members of the Crisp Family and many Dinner Plain community members who volunteered on the project.

The name Crisp’s Hut was officially approved at last night’s Council meeting after receiving no objection from the community.

Manager Strategic Services John Carter said it was fitting that the previous land use of the village as well as the family link to the land was recognised.

“The name Crisp’s Hut was given unanimous support by the Dinner Plain advisory committee,” he said.

“This community facility will now provide a public shelter for the Dinner Plain community and could be used as a staging point for sled dog and horse riding activities.

“It will also provide visitors with more knowledge of the European heritage of Dinner Plain including information about other high country huts in the area.”

John Crisp, son of Godfrey Crisp who is the previous owner of the Dinner Plain village site, makes a speech at the official opening.  Godfrey Crisp and his children ran cattle up to Dinner Plain for for grazing over the summer period.

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