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PAPUA NEW GUINEA (1992, 1996)

The Kokoda series tells of Australian defence and ultimate victory over the Japanese in the Owen Stanley Mountains (Kokoda Trail), Papua New Guinea, and later with the Americans on the beaches to the north.

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Kokoda Trail Plaques

I. Large Plaques

42. Parliament House Port Moresby Plaque - beneath PNG flagpole.
43. Sogeri and Owers Comer Plaque - road junction Sogeri-Owers Comer beside Australian Memorial cairn.
44. Kokoda Village Plaque - on the Australian National War Memorial.
45. Popondetta Plaque - on the Australian Memorial main park.
46. Bromana War Cemetery Plaque - to the left of entrance inside CWGC boundary.
47. Kokoda Village Plaque - Australian War Memorial

II. Small Plaques

48. Efogi Village - to west side of trail 200 m south of village.
49. Templeton's Crossing II - east side of Eora Creek.
50. Eora Creek - east bank of creek in only clearing in area.
51. Alola Village - to west side of trail at north end of village.
52. Brigade Hill - atop Brigade Hill. (1996)
53. Isurava Village - in main clearing village.
54. Buna Village - centre village between flagpoles. (1994)
55. Sanananda Mission - centre village. (1994)
56. Gona Village - centre village. (1994)


Milne Bay series (1992) tells of the Australian and US defeat of the Japanese at Milne Bay in 1942.

57. Alota, Milne Bay - main street Alota.
58. Gurney Airport, Milne Bay - air terminal Alota.
59. Australian War Memorial.


PUPUA NEW GUINEA (1995) - Wewak - tells of the final campaign in PNG fought by the Australians and Japanese in 1945.

82. Wewak Plaque - at Australian Memorial and where surrender of Japanese occurred August 15, 1945.
83. Kenna VC Plaque - Mission Hill, Wewak.


KOKODA MEMORIAL ARCH (1999)
- Ower's Corner, Kokoda Trail,  PNG.

122. Kokoda Memorial Arch - Six metre by 15 metre, eleven tonne, steel sculpture with 10 attached bronze plaques listing all units that fought in the Kokoda Campaign & campaign details.
123.
Owers Corner Plaque - 1999 - At the foot of the Kokoda Memorial Arch


PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Bita Paka near Rabaul, New Britain) (2001) – tells story of the first battle in which Australian’s fought in the First World War when they captured the German radio station at Bita Paka.

136. Bita Paka Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery – near the graves of Capt Pockley and Able Seaman Williams.

137. Northcote RSL – front of building at 496 High St Northcote, Melbourne.      Williams lived one street distant.

 



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