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Memorial ski chair commemorates Oscar Luhn, a victim of Thredbo road collapse disaster of 1997.
Oskar was a long term employee of Kosciuszko Thredbo who lived in Bimbadeen, and was killed in the road collapse. Oskar worked in maintenance and a Crackenback Chair was donated to symbolise his many hours of working on the chairlifts at Thredbo.
On the 31st July 1997, in the Australian Alpine ski resort of Thredbo, part of the hillside below the Alpine roadway above the village slipped with 3500 tonnes of debris demolishing two ski lodges, Carinya with one inhabitant and Bimbadeen with 18 residents. Only one of the entombed people was to survive the ordeal. The cause of the devastating Thredbo landslide was a leaky mains pipe and a road built on a vulnerable slope of debris.
|Address:||Barry Way & Kosciuszko Road, Lake Jindabyne Foreshore, Jindabyne, 2627|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.413932|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||31-July-1997|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-July-1997|
THIS CHAIR IS IN
WITH THANKS TO GEORGE ZAMJA
LIONS CLUB JINDABYNE & WOOKY`S