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Kokoda Track Memorial Walk Plaque
Kokoda Track Memorial Walk Plaque

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A walkway commemorates the 60th anniversary of the World War Two Kokoda campaign in New Guinea. The walk extends from Rotary Park in the centre of Cascade Gardens south along the pathways towards the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sections of the walk pass through tropical rainforest reminiscent of the fetid jungles in which fierce battles were fought on the Kokoda Track.

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.


Address:Gold Coast Highway, Cascade Gardens, Broadbeach, 4218
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.020556
Long: 153.428611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:2002
Monument Designer:Ross Bastiann


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd November, 2002
Source: SKP,QWMR, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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