Category: KOKODA DAY

Kokoda Day: A Tribute to Papua New Guinea’s Unsung Heroes

Kokoda Day: A Tribute to Papua New Guinea’s Unsung Heroes
The bleached bones of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of nameless PNG wartime carriers lie where they fell in unknown locations in swamps, jungles and formidable mountain ranges during the New Guinea campaigns. To this day we don’t know who they were. We don’t know where they came from. We don’t know where they died. There is no record of their existence. No medals were ever struck to acknowledge their service towards the war effort.
It’s time to honour their sacrifice by providing a Spirit Haus for their souls and a day to commemorate their sacrifice.

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Kokoda Day in Sydney

Kokoda Day will be commemorated at a special ceremony at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Rhodes Park, Concord, at 10.30 AM on 3rd of November 2011. The commemoration will include a re-enactment of the flag raising ceremony...

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