The Kokoda Walk, in the
Dandenong Ranges National Park has been reconstructed in order to honour
the men and women of Australia who went to war and often gave their
lives for our freedom.
The Walk has been designed to
tell the story of how Australian soldiers, sailors and airmen defeated
the Japanese Army on the Kokoda Trail in Papua-New Guinea (PNG) during
the Second World War (1939-1945).
The Kokoda Walk plaques are
situated near another plaque series unveiled in 1997 by the survivors of
the Kokoda battle. The Victorian veterans of the Kokoda campaign have
adopted this Park as their memorial site. Their plaques were placed in
memory of their mates who died in the fighting and are located near the
entrance to the National Park, close to the large stone archway. Each
year Legacy conducts its Anzac Day Schools Memorial Services in the
In 1992 the author installed
a series of plaques along the Kokoda Trail in PNG. As a further memorial
to the Kokoda veterans a replica of the PNG 'walk series' was placed in
this Memorial Park in 1997.