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Mount Donna Buang Ski Jump:

K-Point: 10 m
Men Winter Hill record: 15.0 m (George Hulme AUS, 1935)
Further jumps: no
Plastic matting: no
Year of construction: 1934
Conversions: 1951
Status: destroyed
Ski club: Ski Club of Victoria

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History:

The first competition on an improvised ski jumping hill on Mount Donna Buang near Warburton was arranged in 1933. Then one of ski jumpers from Norway jumped there about 18.3 m (60 ft) in front of an audience of 4,000 people!
In the next year a permament ski jump was built thanks to a donation from Mr. T. Mitchell. It was mainly used by the Ski Club of Victoria. In 1939 there was a fire on Mount Donna Buang, but fortunately the ski jump was still intact.
In 1951 this ski jump was completelly rebuilt. In this year there was held a competition in which competed former ski jumping champions from Czechoslovakia. The ski jump was destroyed in 1950's due to "bureaucratic vandalism", as Niall Brennan said, who fought against the destruction.

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