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St Agnes Kokoda Memorial is erected in honour of the 2000 Australian military casualties incurred in the retaking of Kokoda on the 2nd November 1942.

The Kokoda Track campaign or Kokoda Trail campaign was part of the Pacific War of World War Two. The campaign consisted of a series of battles fought between July and November 1942 between Japanese and Allied—primarily Australian—forces in what was then the Australian territory of Papua and New Guinea. The Japanese subsequently began to withdraw on 24 September to establish a defensive position on the north coast, but they were followed by the Australians under Brigadier - General Eather who recaptured Kokoda on 2 November. Further fighting continued into November and December as the Australian and United States forces assaulted the Japanese beachheads, in what later became known as the Battle of Buna–Gona.

Location

Address:Doxiadis Street, Doxiadis Reserve, St Agnes, 5097
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.83307
Long: 138.70985
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th September, 2001
Source: TOH, MA
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