Kokoda Gazetted as a Place of Historic Significance to Australia

INCLUSION OF PLACES IN THE LIST OF OVERSEAS PLACES OF HISTORIC
SIGNIFICANCE TO AUSTRALIA
Published by the Commonwealth of Australia, No. S150, Friday, 10 August 2007
Cat. No. S15007, ISSN 1032-2345,  Commonwealth of Australia, 2007
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Country: Papua New Guinea
Place: Kokoda Track
Location: The Kokoda Track, in Papua New Guinea, is a mountain track that winds across the Owen
Stanley Range between Owers Corner, about 35 kilometres north of Port Moresby, and the
Kumusi River, which marks the northern side of the Owen Stanley Range. It was named after
the village of Kokoda, through which the main route passes. It is also known as the Kokoda
Trail. Both terms are legitimate – ‘Track’ reflecting the language of Australians who fought
along it, and ‘Trail’ reflecting the official name given to it. It has become a site of pilgrimage
for Australians and also for Papua New Guineans, with most walking the main section
between Owers Corner and Kokoda (in either direction). [Read more…]