Free Essays on Kokoda

  1. Australian Experiences on the Kokoda Track

    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...

  2. Kokoda Track Terrain

    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...

  3. Overall Experience of Australian Soldiers at Kokoda

    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...

  4. History Empathy Task- Kokoda Track

    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...

  5. The Kokoda Track

    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...

  6. World War Ii Revision

    attacked sydney harbour DARWIN: 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 AMERICANS...

  7. Kokoda Trail.

    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...

  8. To what extent is the ANZAC spirit relevant to life in Australia today? What can it teach us about the Australia we want for the future?

    ANZACs had to take pride in their own nation and terminate their heavy support in Britain’s wars so that they can focus on fighting the Japanese in Kokoda and prevent them from reaching Australian soil. This strengthened the connection between Australia’s national identity and the ANZAC spirit as the...

  9. Compare and Contrast Wwi and Wwii

    Australian soldiers at Gallipoli and Kokoda Just the words Gallipoli and Kokoda evoke such vivid imagery in our minds of war, hardship and struggle. Australia’s involvement in Gallipoli suggests a sense of mate ship,an Anzac legend, created out of total confusion. Kokoda however calls to mind a war of...

  10. The Kokoda Track

    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...

  11. Australian History Essay - Contributions in World War 2

    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...

  12. Courage, Mateship, Endurace, Sacrifice

    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...

  13. Kokoda Trail

    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...

  14. Anzacs on Kokoda WWII

    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...