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Kokoda Memorial Walkway : 28-February-2009
Kokoda Memorial Walkway : 28-February-2009
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway is a unique tribute to the bravery of Australian troops who fought through atrocious conditions and against vastly superior enemy numbers in the Papua-New Guinea campaign of July 1942-January 1943.  With US support the Australians inflicted on the Japanese Imperial Army its first defeat. The fighting on The Kokoda Track was one of the vital elements which saved Australia from invasion in World War II.

The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway covers more than 800 metres from Rhodes Station to Concord Hospital in Sydney's inner-west, and runs along the mangrove-studded shores of Brays Bay on the Parramatta River. At the centrepiece are magnificent granite walls bearing photographic images of the campaign. There are 22 stations or plaques along the walkway, each describing a significant place or engagement and the walkway has been planted with lush tropical vegetation simulating the conditions of The Kokoda Track.


Address:Concord Road, Rhodes, 2138
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.833811
Long: 151.089935
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:DM Taylor Landscape Architects Pty Ltd


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 3rd October, 1996
Source: NRWM, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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