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Thredbo Landslide, 30 July 1997

Thredbo Landslide, 30 July 1997

On the night of 30 July 1997, a landslide destroyed the Bimbadeen and Carinya Lodges in the NSW ski resort of Thredbo, killing 18 occupants. Stuart Diver, a ski instructor, was the sole survivor. He was rescued 65 hours after the disaster, surviving freezing temperatures and shifting rubble.
Lone survivor of the Thredbo
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Lone survivor of the Thredbo
Families of the victims are
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Families of the victims are
Stuart Diver being lifted from
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Stuart Diver being lifted from
An evening flare-run, down the
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An evening flare-run, down the
Picture shows the site of
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Picture shows the site of
Pic shows rescue workers sifting
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Pic shows rescue workers sifting
As dark clouds loom ominously
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As dark clouds loom ominously
Thredbo, New South Wales. Pic
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Thredbo, New South Wales. Pic
The Big Picture. Rescue workers
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The Big Picture. Rescue workers
Scene of the disaster at
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Scene of the disaster at
Stuart Diver being carried from
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Stuart Diver being carried from
Rescue workers overlooking the rescue
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Rescue workers overlooking the rescue
Rescue workers giving the thumbs
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Rescue workers giving the thumbs
PIC SHOW RESCUE WORKERS ATTEMPTING
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PIC SHOW RESCUE WORKERS ATTEMPTING
The Big Picture. Rescue workers
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The Big Picture. Rescue workers
Rescue workers trying to free
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Rescue workers trying to free
Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on Saturday 3rd July 2010.
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Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on...
Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on Saturday 3rd July 2010.
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Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on...
Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on Saturday 3rd July 2010.
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Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on...
Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on Saturday 3rd July 2010.
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Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on...
Stuart Diver and his wife, Rosanna Cossettini, attend the Clicquot in the Snow launch party at The Denman, Thredbo, August 8, 2013.
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Stuart Diver and his wife, Rosanna Cossettini, attend...
??I just want to get on with my life. The whole fame thing is basically a hoax.??

Stuart Diver poses for a portrait at Thredbo NSW on Saturday 3rd July 2010.
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??I just want to get on with my life. The whole fame...
Portrait of Ross Pearson looking
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Portrait of Ross Pearson looking
Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor of the Thredbo landslide that destroyed the Bimbadeen and Carinya Lodges in Thredbo on the night of 30 July 1997.
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Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor...
Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor of the Thredbo landslide that destroyed the Bimbadeen and Carinya Lodges in Thredbo on the night of 30 July 1997.
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Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor...
Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor of the Thredbo landslide that destroyed the Bimbadeen and Carinya Lodges in Thredbo on the night of 30 July 1997.
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Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor...
Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor of the Thredbo landslide that destroyed the Bimbadeen and Carinya Lodges in Thredbo on the night of 30 July 1997.
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Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor...
Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor of the Thredbo landslide that destroyed the Bimbadeen and Carinya Lodges in Thredbo on the night of 30 July 1997.
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Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor...
Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor of the Thredbo landslide that destroyed the Bimbadeen and Carinya Lodges in Thredbo on the night of 30 July 1997.
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Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor...
Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor of the Thredbo landslide that destroyed the Bimbadeen and Carinya Lodges in Thredbo on the night of 30 July 1997.
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Ski instructor, Stuart Diver, is the sole survivor...
August 2nd. 1997. A church service is held in the chapel at Thredbo for the victims killed in the landslide two days earlier.
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August 2nd. 1997. A church service is held in the chapel...
SPECIAL THREDBO Fairfax,News,Thredbo.
Pictured is a memorial at Thredbo ski Village commemorating the lives of the 18 people who died in a landslide 5 years ago tomorrow.
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SPECIAL THREDBO Fairfax,News,Thredbo.
Pictured is a...
MEMORIES: The memorial recalling the lives of the 18 who died in the landslide five years ago.

SPECIAL THREDBO Fairfax,News,Thredbo.
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MEMORIES: The memorial recalling the lives of the 18...
Figures from a deadly landscape ... emotional rescuers outside Thredbo village chapel where a service was held for the dead, and the living.
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Figures from a deadly landscape ... emotional rescuers...
Governor-General Sir William Deane leaves the service, below right;

Memorial Service:970804:Thredbo Village NSW:Pic for Age and SMH:Pic by mike Bowers:Pic shows:William Deane after the memorial serv
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Governor-General Sir William Deane leaves the service,...
tears and hugs, bottom, as mourners remember their lost friends.
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tears and hugs, bottom, as mourners remember their...
Grief unites mourners at yesterday's memorial service.

THREDBO; 970804; PIC BY JASON SOUTH; PIC SHOWS SCENES FROM TODAYS MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THREDBO.
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Grief unites mourners at yesterday's memorial service.

THREDBO;...
A time to grieve: State Emergency Service workers comfort each other outside the small Thredbo chapel where a memorial service was held yesterday.
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A time to grieve: State Emergency Service workers comfort...
mourners embrace, right,

Memorial Service:970804:Thredbo Village NSW:Pic for Age and SMH:Pic byMike Bowers:Pic shows:Mourners after the memorial service for victims of the Thredbo Disaster this afte
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mourners embrace, right,

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Operations Regional Commander NSW Fire Brigades Stephen Hirst at Cooks Hill Fire Station Steve was in Thredbo when Stuart Diver was found  4th May 2006  NCH NEWS Picture by JAMIE WICKS SPECIALX 00000
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Operations Regional Commander NSW Fire Brigades Stephen...
Operations Regional Commander NSW Fire Brigades Stephen Hirst at Cooks Hill Fire Station Steve was in Thredbo when Stuart Diver was found  4th May 2006  NCH NEWS Picture by JAMIE WICKS SPECIALX 00000
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Operations Regional Commander NSW Fire Brigades Stephen...
THREDBO;970804;PIC BY NICK MOIR;PIC SHOWS SCENES FROM TODAYS MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THREDBO
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THREDBO;970804;PIC BY NICK MOIR;PIC SHOWS SCENES FROM...
THREDBO;970804;PIC BY JASON SOUTH;PIC SHOWS SCENES FROM TODAYS MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THREDBO.
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THREDBO;970804;PIC BY JASON SOUTH;PIC SHOWS SCENES...
THREDBO;970804;PIC BY RICK STEVENS;PIC SHOWS SCENES FROM TODAYS MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THREDBO.
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THREDBO;970804;PIC BY RICK STEVENS;PIC SHOWS SCENES...
Memorial Service:970804:Thredbo Village NSW:Pic for Age and SMH:Pic by Nick Moir:Pic shows:Premier Bob Carr passes mourners after the memorial service for victims of the Thredbo Disaster this afterno
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Memorial Service:970804:Thredbo Village NSW:Pic for...
THREDBO;970804;PIC BY DEAN SEWELL;PIC SHOWS SCENES FROM TODAYS MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THREDBO.
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THREDBO;970804;PIC BY DEAN SEWELL;PIC SHOWS SCENES...
MEMORIAL.980731.DIGITAL PHOTO BY ANDREW MEARES.THREDBO.FAIRFAX.NEWS...
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THREDBO.980324.PHOTO BY ANDREW MEARES.CANBERRA.FAIRFAX...
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Thredbo.970804.SMH News.  Photo by Rick Stevens.
 Memorial service held for the victims of the Threbo landslide.
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Thredbo.970804.SMH News. Photo by Rick Stevens.
Memorial...
MEMORIAL.980731.DIGITAL PHOTO BY ANDREW MEARES.THREDBO.FAIRFAX.NEWS...
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MEMORIAL.980731.DIGITAL PHOTO BY ANDREW MEARES.THREDBO.FAIRFAX.NEWS......
Pic shows the names of those who died in the landslide at the memorial in Thredbo Village
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Pic shows the names of those who died in the landslide...
SPECIALX 00026442 Mercury, Weekender, Snow
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Pic shows a memorial service at Thredbo chapel to mark the 10th anniversary of the road collapse that claimed 18 lives in a tragedy remembered also for the miraculous survival of Stuart Diver.
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Pic shows a memorial service at Thredbo chapel to mark...
Pic shows a memorial service at Thredbo chapel to mark the 10th anniversary of the road collapse that claimed 18 lives in a tragedy remembered also for the miraculous survival of Stuart Diver.
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Pic shows a memorial service at Thredbo chapel to mark...
Pic shows a memorial service at Thredbo chapel to mark the 10th anniversary of the road collapse that claimed 18 lives in a tragedy remembered also for the miraculous survival of Stuart Diver.
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Pic shows a memorial service at Thredbo chapel to mark...
Pic shows a memorial service at Thredbo chapel to mark the 10th anniversary of the road collapse that claimed 18 lives in a tragedy remembered also for the miraculous survival of Stuart Diver.
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Pic shows a memorial service at Thredbo chapel to mark...
Pic shows the names of those who died in the landslide at the memorial in Thredbo Village
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Pic shows the names of those who died in the landslide...
Con Stroemer, the man who supervised the rescue of Stuart Diver at last year's Thredbo landslide has retired from his job as Southern Mines Rescue Squad's training instructor.
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Con Stroemer, the man who supervised the rescue of...
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