Young Militia soldiers of the 39th Battalion returning to back down the Kokoda Track to their base camp after a battle at Isurava. Their shoes sink deep in the ozzing mud on the hilly jungle track.

Young Militia soldiers of the 39th Battalion returning to back down the Kokoda Track to their base camp after a battle at Isurava. Their shoes sink deep in the ozzing mud on the hilly jungle track.

23 November 1942. Kokoda track. Wounded being brought in by native bearers. [Photo: George Silk] [AWM 013641]

23 November 1942. Kokoda track. Wounded being brought in by native bearers. [Photo: George Silk] [AWM 013641]

Accompanying the first Australian patrol that reached Kokoda, official cinematographer Damien Parer (right) meets up with his brother Cyril, November 1942

Accompanying the first Australian patrol that reached Kokoda, official cinematographer Damien Parer (right) meets up with his brother Cyril, November 1942

A blinded Australian soldier (Private George Whittington) is guided to a field hospital away from the battlefront by a Papuan native (Raphael Oimbari). Buna, Kokoda Track. Christmas Day, 1942.  Photo by George Silk

A blinded Australian soldier (Private George Whittington) is guided to a field hospital away from the battlefront by a Papuan native (Raphael Oimbari). Buna, Kokoda Track. Christmas Day, 1942. Photo by George Silk

The Kokoda Trail. This is on my bucket list and I will do it one day!!!

The Kokoda Trail. This is on my bucket list and I will do it one day!!!

Ua-Ule Creek, Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea: This section of the track crosses the same creek about 9 times. Kokoda Trail Expeditions trekkers and porters seen here going through one of the many crossings.

Ua-Ule Creek, Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea: This section of the track crosses the same creek about 9 times. Kokoda Trail Expeditions trekkers and porters seen here going through one of the many crossings.

Personalised Australian dog tags for walking the Kokoda Trail.

Personalised Australian dog tags for walking the Kokoda Trail.

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Location of the Kokoda Trail within Territory of Papua, 1942. The highlighted area is shown in the map below

Location of the Kokoda Trail within Territory of Papua, 1942. The highlighted area is shown in the map below

Kokoda trail to pay homage to our Australian soldiers

Kokoda trail to pay homage to our Australian soldiers

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