Author: Charlie

Kokoda Day 2020: keynote speech by The Hon Charlie Lynn OAM OL

‘For those who command a desk in distant bureaucratic empires and academia the care and compassion of a Papuan in a remote jungle is something they will never comprehend.

‘But for those who have been carried to safety on a stretcher over that inhospitable terrain, as I have been on two occasions over the past 29 years, their unconditional care and compassion will never be forgotten.‘

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Heroes come in different guises

Australian ‘Heroes come in many guises’ – a wonderful review of ‘Our Great Hearted Men’ by Peter Brune; the ‘Battles for Kokoda Plateau’ by David Cameron; and ‘Shadows on the Track’ by Jan McLeod – reviewed by Stephen Loosley in the Weekend Australian.

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