Australian Experiences at the Kokoda Track
Kokoda Track, one of the most vital battles in World War II, was the last defense against invasion of Australia by the Japanese. The soldiers who fought on the Kokoda Track had to experience some of the most severe climate and terrain of WWII. They were...
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...
Australian Soldiers at Kokoda
The New Guinea Campaign was significant for both Australians and Japanese. The Japanese had successfully launched attacks on Singapore and they decided to take over Port Moresby for further expansion of its territory. The conditions on the Kokoda trail were tough and difficult...
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...
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...
Why was it so difficult for the Australians to fight on the Kokoda Trail in 1942 during WW2?
The battle of the Kokoda Trail occurred from July 1942 until January 1943 and is known as one of the most important battles of WW2. Located in Papua New Guinea, the Australian soldiers fought against the Japanese...
The Kokoda Track is a narrow, jungle-enclosed pathway across the Owen Stanley Range over the roof of Papua. It climbs from the hills north of Port Moresby through small settlements such as Uberi, Kagi, Efogi and Isurava to a height of over 2,200 metres. Towering over the range west of Isurava is Mount...
Do You Think Kokoda Should Replace Gallipoli at the Focus for Australia’s Commemoration of War?
ANZAC day is the day on which the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in 1915 is annually commemorated. There were many soldiers that were killed and injured at Kokoda, but many, many more at Gallipoli. There is...
highlighted many tensions within Australian society.
Think about short and long term impact both socially and politically.
Things to consider-
Kokoda- Political- Australia looking to US- why? What did this lead to?
Social- Impact of this type of fighting on the soldiers and what they were like when...
causes of the campaign?
2-What are the key events of the Kokoda Trail campaign?
3-Who were the people involved?
4-What was the nature of the campaign?
5- what was the significance and impact of the Kokoda campaign?
In 1942, began the Kokoda campaign, which last four months. Despite its short duration...
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...
Gallipoli may have given birth to the Anzac identity but the first generation of Anzacs were fighting for Empire and Mother England. At Kokoda, a new generation of Anzacs, although showing the same characteristics as their ancestors, achieved much more. As Keating said “The Australians who served here...
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
a somewhat advertisement, depicts the repetitious hardships, the ‘mosquito and leech-ridden rainforest’s and the mountainous terrain faced on the Kokoda Track but also the positive experience gained from the trek.
Language techniques such as short sentences and paragraphs are used. They arouse interest...