In Memorium - Keith Line

Philip Woodman - President Perisher Historical Society - sent the following email:

I regret to advise that Keith Line, the sole Life Member of the Perisher Historical Society (PHS), died on the 7th July, 2011, aged 89.

Keith was the first person that Pam Woodman and Judy Thomson contacted following Pams realisation that something must be done to capture the history of the area.  What was discovered was Keiths prodigious memory for event, dates, people and places and goldmine of recollections and facts.

Personally, I was a delight to rekindled my friendship which had been formed many years before in the days of the Perisher Ski Association when meetings were sensibly held in rooms at Claude Fays Hotel, Bridge Street, Sydney.

Keith embraced the work of PHS; he delighted in involving his wide circle of friends and did much to publicise the Society.

Keith was a man of many parts, dedicated to the community and his friends; his many good works will endure.   Not the least of these is the construction of the All Denominational Alpine Church and Perisher Community Centre at Perisher Valley for which, at one time, he mortgaged his home to ensure its completion.