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Angels of the kokoda trail - by Malum Nalu

Those dark days of WW11 are well and truly over but today, a younger, modern ‘fuzzy wuzzy angel’ is continuing the great tradition of its grandfathers. These are the guides and porters of the Kokoda Trail, who bring overseas trekkers over this famous wartime icon.

Many of these young men, from the Koiari and Orokaiva villages along the trail, would not otherwise get paid employment in town.

The booming tourism industry along the Kokoda Trail is offering them a chance to earn money, rather than indulge in a life of crime like many of their peers.

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