The Kokoda Walk has been a
community project, largely organised and constructed by volunteers.
Parks Victoria provided the land for the Walk, the technical knowledge
and expertise of their staff and the financial support for this
publication. This book was written with the valuable assistance of the
Education Department of Victoria, in particular, Wendy Worrell. Gillian
Hibbins provided great assistance with editing.
WMC through its chairman, Mr
Hugh Morgan AO, provided funding for the plaques cast by Arrow Bronze,
Melbourne. The Royal Australian Army Engineering Corps volunteered the
'diggers' to construct the concrete plinths for the small plaques.
Mr. Kim Wells, Member for
Wantirna, initiated the project.
Dr. Ross Bastiaan sculpted
and worded the plaques, wrote this book and coordinated the Kokoda Walk
in the Dandenong Rangers project. The veterans of the Kokoda campaign
offered expert, first hand, historical knowledge. The Mount Dandenong
and District Historical Society prepared the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels,
Kingsbury VC and Parer plaques.