Japanese forces, making an overland assault across the Owen Stanley Ranges and along the Kokoda Track. It was this overland assault for the capture of Port Moresby, which led to a fierce campaign on the Kokoda Trail. This battle signified an important event in Australia's history, because of the severe...
Kokoda Track- World War 2 Empathy Task
This is an empathy task of a soldier named Jack Boland. He was a conscript soldier (choco) who was nineteen years old. He had no experience when he was conscripted to join the 11th Platoon of the 39th Battalion. The 39th Battalion existed as a unit for only 2O...
The Kokoda Track was one of the most significant battle fields that Australian soldiers fought on against the Japanese. In terms of casualties over 600 Australians were killed and 1680 wounded.
The Japanese had the aim of claiming Port Moresby, planning to then bomb Queensland with the intentions of...
attacked sydney harbour
19th of Feb, 1941 - Darwin was bombed
direct hit on the post office
242 ppl died
AUSTRALIAN IN NEW GUINEA
• Kokoda Track: Owen Stanley Range
• Port Moresby- 7th. Dec. 1941
• Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels (The local natives/aborigines) helped the Australian troops
Location: Crn. Deakin St and Rickard St - Mary St, Rhodes
Event: Although the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway was built to specifically commemorate the events of The Kokoda Trail, Papua New Guinea (July 1942 - January 1943), the Walkway also commemorates all those who served and died in the Papua-New...
THROUGHOUT THE WARS
• Anzacs have fought in WWI, WWII, Korean & Vietnam Wars,
Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kokoda Track in WWII
Devastation & Destruction
Women took care of the country while...
against the feared Japanese forces, and it was there that the Japanese sustained their first land defeat, and according to Paul Ham, who wrote the book Kokoda (2004) it was “the start of the great roll-back of the Japanese troops”.
The Australian troops, with very little aid from any other country, managed...
sea sick. the waves were relentless throughout the entire journey all we wanted to do was to rest. But as soon as we landed we were walking on the kokoda trail 96 kilometres of think mountainous jungle with mud waist deep and pouring rain to try and fight back the Japanese.
Day: 150 my feet are swollen...
The Kokoda Track was one of the most strategic and important locations for Australia during the war. Australia’s future depended on it.
From early March 1942, after Japan had captured their new base in Rabul, New Britain, the Japanese had an idea to extend their territory and increase their chances...
significance of Kokoda for Australian’s can be seen in many different ways. In a strategic sense and also in a symbolic sense. Firstly, the Kokoda Campaign saved Australia from possible invasion, or more precisely from being isolated from the United States of America . Secondly, Kokoda was the battle...
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Gallipoli was a defeat, and Kokoda was a victory. Gallipoli was fought on the other side of the world, while Kokoda was fought on what was then Australian territory. Yet it is still Gallipoli rather than Kokoda which has caught the Australian popular imagination. In 1981, one of Australia’s leading film...
I think that the movie Kokoda was somewhat an accurate re-enactment of the real thing. Although in the real thing it would have been a lot more violent and scary. The soldiers would have been similar and the environmental surroundings were also pretty much the same. Some aspects that might not be as...
Kokoda Track Terrain
The Kokoda Trail or Track is a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres overland — 60 kilometres in a straight line — through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea. It was initially a series of interconnecting small trails used as a mail route to supply settlements...