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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.

Location

Address:Barry Way & Kosciuszko Road, Lake Jindabyne Foreshore, Jindabyne, 2627
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.413932
Long: 148.610957
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:31-July-1997
Actual Event End Date:31-July-1997

Dedication

Front Inscription
      THIS CHAIR IS IN
         MEMORY OF
         OSCAR LUHN 
WITH THANKS TO GEORGE ZAMJA
LIONS CLUB JINDABYNE & WOOKY`S 
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