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...
significant than the other, the times are equally remarkable and pictures the Australian soldier or servicemen as admirable in both respects. The battle for Kokoda is regarded as the thwarting of Japanese plans for an eventual assault upon the mainland. The Owen Stanley mountain range played an important part...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...