TREKKING KOKODA – Read all about it! Score 0%

TREKKING KOKODA – Read all about it!

Kokoda’ has emerged as 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: A Trail of Woe

My greatest frustration over the past 27 years has been trying to explain the significance of the pilgrimage to those who have never trekked with a group led by professional military historians – particularly Australian and PNG officials charged with managing Kokoda tourism.

I therefore invited an author, Rashmii Amoah Bell, to join us for a trek to interpret the experience through the eyes of a PNG woman.

Rahsmii was given free reign to engage with guides, carriers, campsite owners, village womens groups, and other trekkers.

Her articles, titled ‘Kokoda: A Trail of Woe’ were published in Keith Jackson’s PNG Attitude Blog and are republished below.

Charlie Lynn

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