This year marks the 75th anniversaries of the Kokoda campaign during the Second World War.
The Kokoda Campaign, from July 1942 to early 1943, involved Australian troops in a desperate and vicious fight in the Owen Stanley Range and on the beaches of northern Papua to stop the advance of Japanese forces.
The anniversary has a special resonance for the City of Canada Bay through the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway. This beautiful memorial takes the form of an 800 metre rainforest walk which links Concord Repatriation General Hospital, where many Second World War veterans were nursed back to health, and Rhodes Railway Station. A series of 22 stations along the walkway highlight places of significance in the New Guinea campaign and pays tribute to the tremendous sacrifice made by Australian soldiers.
The Australian War Memorial will mark the Kokoda Campaign with a special Last Post ceremony on 2 November 2017.
Posted on November 1, 2017, in Concord West and tagged Canada bay Connections, City of Canada Bay, Concord West, Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Second World War, World War II. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.