Interview with Rashmii Bell, Author of Roses At Eora Creek

Interview with Rashmii Bell, Author of Roses At Eora Creek

It has been three weeks since the release of Roses At Eora Creek and Adventure Kokoda are very pleased with the overwhelming response and positive feedback received.

Adventure Kokoda caught up with our collaborating author, Rashmii Bell, to have a brief chat about her process creating Roses At Eora Creek, and the wide reach the book has had since release.

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Taking a knee for Australia!

Taking a knee for Australia!

January 1967, John ‘Jethro’ Thompson is a 21-year-old Aussie Digger on his way to the war in South Vietnam. Five months later he returns home – doctors don’t expect him to survive his horrendous wounds.

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TREKKING KOKODA – Read all about it!

TREKKING KOKODA – Read all about it!

‘Kokoda’ is the complete adventure experience. It requires physical stamina and mental tenacity. The wartime history evokes strong emotions. The care and support of local PNG guides and villagers is humbling. The environment is rugged, remote and pristine.

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MILITARY HISTORY ARTICLES

MILITARY HISTORY ARTICLES

Much has been written on the Kokoda campaign over recent years. This section comprises general speeches and papers on our wartime heritage by our Adventure Kokoda trek leaders and our associates.

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OUR PHILANTHROPY

OUR PHILANTHROPY

We established Network Kokoda as a philanthropic not-for-profit company to support our workers, their families and the villagers who live and work along the Kokoda Trail through sustainable initiatives.

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KOKODA TRAIL MANAGEMENT ISSUES

KOKODA TRAIL MANAGEMENT ISSUES

The Covid-19 pause provides PNG a timely opportunity to recalibrate their management of the Kokoda Trail and work towards developing it as a World class destination based on our shared wartime heritage.

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TREKKER CONTRIBUTIONS

TREKKER CONTRIBUTIONS

From the tormented heart of a Kokoda Veteran’s daughter

Beverley Partridge is the daughter of a Kokoda veteran and the wife of a Vietnam Veteran. I never knew of her connection with Kokoda until she joined my trek in 1995 – and I never knew of her emotional interpretation of the pilgrimage until she sent me this poem and short story after her return from PNG.

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MARKETING KOKODA – Wartime Tourism

MARKETING KOKODA – Wartime Tourism

‘Kokoda is almost the complete adventure experience for Australian baby-boomers and young adventurers.  It requires physical stamina and mental tenacity. The wartime history evokes strong emotions.  The unconditional care and support of local PNG guides and villagers is humbling. The environment is rugged, remote and pristine.’

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KOKODA: Beyond Covid-19!

KOKODA: Beyond Covid-19!

The era of ‘magic pudding’ marketing for the Kokoda Trail is over for PNG!

The concept was based on a delusional belief that there was an endless queue of Australians waiting and wanting to trek across the trail – as a result PNG never saw any urgency to develop a national marketing/management strategy.

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