The Kokoda Track is a great challenge, but alone, it's impact while amazing, is limited.
To make the impact the the most rewarding, pre-reading of the history of the track really helps to add to your experience.
NOTE: The book 'Field Guide to the Kokoda Track' by Bill James, is a part of our Kokoda Packages.
Also you can get down to your local bookshop, head to the Military section and check out books like-
- Kokoda - Peter Fitzsimons
- Those Ragged Bloody Heroes - Peter Brune
- The Spirit of Kokoda - Patrick Lindsay
- A Bastard of a Place - Peter Brune
- Salvos with the Forces - Walter Hull (if you are interested in this book, contact us and we will get a hold of one for you).
It is amazing the additional effect that the trek can have on you, when you have an understanding of
what happened during the Kokoda Campaign.
"The Australians who served in Papua New Guinea fought and died, not for defence of the old, but the new world. Their world. They died in defence of Australia and the civilisation and values which had grown up there. That is why it might be said that, for Australians, the battles in Papua New Guinea were the most important ever fought"
Former Prime Minister Paul Keating, Bomona War Cemetery, Port Moresby, Anzac Day, 1992.
While across our world there are places and people still at war, we need to remember that life needs to be shared, we can make a difference...
Also check out some great original footage of the Salvo's during the Kokoda Campaign, and another great clip.
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