Author: Charlie

Owers Corner: Neglected Gateway to the Kokoda Trail

‘At the foot of the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea you can look into the ancient landscape – majestic peaceful wilderness, nature in its full glory. There have been tracks across the mountains for thousands of years – the people who inhabit the region were gardening at the same time agriculture was developing in Ancient Egypt. The strength of natural and cultural heritage is beyond simple words; fascinating, awesome, daunting – world class.

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Kokoda: A bridge too far!

The imminent replacement of traditional bridges with prefabricated structures is a lose-lose situation for trekkers who will be cheated of an authentic trekking experience; for subsistence villagers who will be cheated of an income earning opportunity; and for our shared military heritage which will be desecrated.

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