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KIANDRA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SKIING

HISTORY OF SKIING AT KIANDRA

KIANDRA PIONEER SKI CLUB BADGE
Kiandra Pioneer Ski Club (1870) Ltd.Badge
(not to be copied without permission)

Follow the Links Below for the History of the Oldest Ski Club in Australia - and one of the oldest in the world.

LINK: Ski Clubs of Kiandra

LINK: "Kiandra - Gold Fields to Ski Fields"
- Norman W Clarke

Skiing was brought to Kiandra by Scandinavian miners during the gold rush. The first documented evidence of skiing at Kiandra appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald in the winter of 1861, though it is possible it may have first occurred during the initial gold rush winter of 1860. It has been suggested that a social ski club was in existence from as early as May 1861.

LINK: Neville Locker: The Kiandra Snowshoe Club Inc.

Jack Bridle's Pictures

The following pictures kindly provided by Jack Bridle:

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CROSS COUNTRY SKIERS
BEGINNERS SLOPE

Cross Country Skiers

Beginners Slope

National Library Pictures

The following pictures have been kindly provided by the National Library of Australia
from their Picture collection. Link: www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/pictures/

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START OF CHAMPIONSHIPS
HIGH JUMP

Championships

High Jump

COME TO GRIEF
THREE WOMEN

Come to Grief

Three Women

MISS YAN JUMPING
CARNIVAL - 1900

Miss Yan Jumping

Carnival - 1900

There are more Skiing Pictures in the Link:Gallery

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