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Kokoda Trail Memorial is dedicated to Australian soldiers who gave their lives in Papua New Guinea during World War Two.
The memorial is made from sandstone blocks on a sandstone paved area, flanked on both sides with bollards, chains and Rosemary. It contains an engraved pictograph of the Kokoda Trail, and has bronze plaques embedded into the memorial.
|Address:||Kokoda Avenue, near junction of Clissold Road, Wahroonga, 2076|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.715943|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 20th November, 2005|
KOKODA TRAIL MEMORIAL
This Memorial is dedicated to the memory of the Australian Soldiers who fought and gave their lives in Papua and New Guinea in 1942. Many were young, untrained and ill equipped for jungle warfare. Their bravery and sacrifice helped save the Australian mainland from possible invasion by the Imperial Japanese Forces.
Unveiled on Sunday 20th November 2005
General Peter J.Cosgrove AC MC
Chief of the Australian Defence Force 2002-2005
Mr Greg Hodgson Memorial Committee Chair
Dr Brendan Nelson Federal Member For Bradfield
Councillor Elaine Malicki Mayor Of Ku-Ring-Gai
Residents of Kokoda Avenue and the wider community together with the RSL, local businesses and commercial bodies with assistance from The Commonwealth Government and Ku-ring-gai Council have funded this memorial.
Lest We Forget