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aussie
19-04-2003, 11:05 PM
In September, 2002 a group of pilots set out for an adventure that would take them through many villages and up and down more mountains than they could count.

Starting from Kokoda in Oro Province, some of the villages and landmarks are made up as follows :

Kovelo Village; Hoi Village; Isurava Village; Isurava War Memorial; Alolo Village; Iora Creek; Templeton Crossing; Mount Bellamy; Kagi Village; Main Creek; Efogi Village; Launumu Village; Brigade Hill; Menari Village; Naoro Village; Maguli Ridge; Ofi Creek; Va'ule Creek; Imita Ridge; Golden Stairway; Goldie River; Ower's Corner

I believe in the case of these pilots, they went by air to Kagi airport and then walked to Kokoda where they were picked up and flown back to Port Moresby.

In most cases, the most popular way, is to fly into Kokoda and then trek back to Sogeri.

If you are interested in trekking the Kokoda Trail / Trek - please email us :

tours@pngbd.com

or check out www.kokodatrail.com.au

Kokoda Museum :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:10 PM
Their journey commenced in Port Moresby with Airlines of Papua New Guinea (MBA).

If you would like to travel to Papua New Guinea and walk the Kokoda Trail, it is best to do so with a guide and porters to make up the numbers. Contact us at : tours@pngbd.com

If you wish to go it alone, you will need to contact Airlines of Papua New Guinea on : +675 325 2011 and ask for the Cargo Manager to make a booking which at the moment = K150.90 one way Port Moresby to Kokoda. You also have to obtain a permit to walk the Kokoda Track.

Airlines of Papua New Guinea aircraft seen here at Jackson's Airport, Port Moresby :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:24 PM
Friendly Airlines of Papua New Guinea safety briefing :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:31 PM
Commencing a trip of memories that will last a lifetime :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:39 PM
Taken during the flight to Kagi :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:41 PM
Airlines of Papua New Guinea seen here on arrival at Kagi :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:48 PM
Kokoda Trekkers pose for a photograph :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:49 PM
Kokoda Terminal Building :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:51 PM
Lunch Stop Day 1 :

aussie
19-04-2003, 11:59 PM
Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel Memorial on the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:00 AM
Hamish on the Kokoda Track - Day 2 :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:01 AM
Isurava Village :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:03 AM
Low Bridge on the Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:05 AM
Isurava Memorial :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:07 AM
Kingsbury's Rock :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:14 AM
Villagers enjoying a dip in the water seen here along the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:15 AM
On a Bridge Crossing on the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:17 AM
Uphill Trekking :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:21 AM
Camping on the Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:22 AM
Resting under a hut in one of the villages along the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:23 AM
Guide and Porters seen here at the campsite :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:26 AM
Nice photo of a river on the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:28 AM
Village Scene

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:29 AM
In the jungle along the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:30 AM
War Games :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:33 AM
Stopped for a breather :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:35 AM
Trekker with the tour guide :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:37 AM
Isurava Scene from the top :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:39 AM
Village Children with one of the trekkers :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:40 AM
Memorial along the Kokoda Track :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:41 AM
Trekking downhill :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:42 AM
Who said there was no beer on the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:43 AM
Trekking uphill :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:44 AM
Walking out of a village :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:46 AM
Cooking along the Kokoda Track :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:47 AM
Plaque at Eora Creek :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:48 AM
Small boy seen here mowing the lawn in a village along the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:50 AM
Choko Fields :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:52 AM
Isuvara Memorial - Endurance and Mateship :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:53 AM
Isurava People seen here having their photograph taken with two of the trekkers :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:54 AM
Morning scene at Isurava Village :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:56 AM
Choko Crossing :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:58 AM
Alolo walkway :

aussie
20-04-2003, 12:59 AM
Alolo Waters and red flowering trees :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:00 AM
Nick & Paul at Alolo Village :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:01 AM
Alolo Track along the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:02 AM
Kagi Village :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:03 AM
View to Kagi :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:04 AM
Climb from Kagi :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:05 AM
Templeton's River :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:06 AM
Eora Creek Crossing :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:06 AM
North to Eora Creek :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:07 AM
Templeton's Crossing :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:09 AM
Looking South :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:11 AM
Tall Tree :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:13 AM
Kagi Airstrip :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:13 AM
Kagi Village :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:16 AM
Kokoda Track :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:18 AM
Kokoda Track :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:19 AM
Rodney on the Kokoda Track - Day 1 :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:20 AM
Rodney trying to light a fire at Templeton's Crossing :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:21 AM
Templeton's Crossing - Day 2

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:22 AM
Bruce, Rodney & Hamish :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:24 AM
Steve on the track - Day 2 :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:25 AM
Kokoda Trail - Eora Creek :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:27 AM
Jason, Hamish & Rodney & Wait for me !

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:28 AM
River Crossing Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:29 AM
View back to Alolo :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:30 AM
Arriving at the Isurava Monument on the Kokoda Track

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:32 AM
Memorial Honouring Private Bruce Kingsbury VC :

CITATION:

In New Guinea, the Battalion to which Private Kingsbury belonged had been holding a position in the Isurava area for two days against continuous and fierce enemy attacks. On 29th August, 1942, the enemy attacked in such force that they succeeded in breaking through the Battalion's right flank, creating serious threats both to the rest of the Battalion and to its Headquarters.

To avoid the situation becoming more desperate it was essential to regain immediately lost ground on the right flank. Private Kingsbury, who was one of the few survivors of a Platoon which had been overrun and severely cut about by the enemy, immediately volunteered to join a different platoon which had been ordered to counter- attack.

He rushed forward firing the Bren gun from his hip through terrific machine-gun fire and succeeded in clearing a path through the enemy. Continuing to sweep enemy positions with his fire and inflicting an extremely high number of casualties on them, Private Kingsbury was then seen to fall to the ground shot dead by the bullet from a sniper hiding in the wood.

Private Kingsbury displayed a complete disregard for his own safety. His initiative and superb courage made possible the recapture of a position which undoubtedly saved Battalion Headquarters, as well as causing heavy casualties amongst the enemy. His coolness, determination and devotion to duty in the face of great odds was an inspiration to his comrades. 9th February 1943.

"To him go out the grateful thanks of those whose lives he saved that day by freely giving his own. Wherever men speak of courage, wherever men speak of sacrifice, he will be remembered, his name ever an inspiration and a challenge". (unit historian)

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:33 AM
Isurava Monument - Oro Province :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:35 AM
Resting on the steps of the Memorial at Isurava :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:35 AM
Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:36 AM
Outside the Kokoda Museum :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:38 AM
39th Battalion Memorial Plaque - Battle for the Kokoda Track - 1942 - Plaque :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:41 AM
3rd Australian Infantry Battalion A.M.F. Kokoda Trail Campaign :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:42 AM
Isurava Memorial Plaque

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:44 AM
Mucking around in one of the villages :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:45 AM
Car tracks seen here in the bush :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:46 AM
Mates on the trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:48 AM
Its hard going downhill - hitched up shorts :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:48 AM
Whew - I made it !

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:50 AM
Remnants in one of the villages left over from the World War II :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:52 AM
Guns, hats and other items left seen here in one of the villages on the Kokoda Track :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:53 AM
Plaque in honour of Templeton's Crossing :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:54 AM
One of the pilots seen here with his video camera :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:55 AM
Hamish paused for a photograph on the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:55 AM
Campsite on the Kokoda Trail :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:56 AM
Taking a well earned rest :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:57 AM
Trekking once again :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:58 AM
Heading for Home :

aussie
20-04-2003, 01:59 AM
Just one last photograph !

aussie
20-04-2003, 02:00 AM
Airlines of Papua New Guinea Aircraft touching down :

aussie
20-04-2003, 02:02 AM
A pilots welcome !

aussie
20-04-2003, 02:14 AM
The many graves at Bomana War Cemetery leave us with no doubt of just how many men died on the Kokoda Trail so that we may enjoy freedom today :

aussie
20-04-2003, 02:18 AM
McDonald's Corner

aussie
20-04-2003, 02:19 AM
Lest we forget :

sydney
29-04-2003, 01:09 PM
Has any-one have photos of 7 mile saw mill use to be owned by steamships, near the airport?