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ALL KOKODA PEOPLE MUST BENEFIT By Maclaren Jude Hiari MBE

Papua New Guinea war historian, Maclaren Jude Hiari MBE, is currently researching and documenting the recollections of war experiences of native carriers, medical orderlies, policemen and soldiers during World War Two in Papua New Guinea, particularly the Kokoda Trial and the “Bloody’ Buna Campaigns. Using this research, he has also been making representations to both the Australian and the Papua New Guinea Governments to recognise and honour the sacrifices made by some of these “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels.”

In this article, he talks about the sufferings and sacrifices made by these “forgotten” “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels” during the Kokoda Trail Battle which have been unheard of, and which are not recognized and recorded by Australians, and about the background history on the establishment of the Kokoda Living Memorial by the Australian Government in 1995. He also talks about the need for any overseas aid planned for 18,000 Kokoda people to be channelled to all of them, not just those Biage, and Koiari along the Kokoda Trail, and the few around Kokoda Town.

It is in response to New South Wales politician and Kokoda Trail campaigner, Charlie Lynn, who had established the Kokoda Memorial Foundation for eduction scholarships for Kokoda children, and the retired Anglican Archbishop, Sir David Hand’s comments about ensuring the planned technical assistance be channelled to benefit all Kokoda people.

In a Weekend article published in the Post Courier newspaper on February 20, 2004, Charlie Lynn revealed that he came to Papua New Guinea to collect names of schoolchildren from all villages along the Kokoda Trail whose “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel” grandfathers provided vital support to Australian soldiers during World War II for purposes of an educational scholarship to be provided by the Kokoda Memorial Foundation.
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As Chairman of the Kokoda Memorial Foundation, Mr Lynn visited and inspected the rundown facilities of the Sogeri National High School, Iarowari High School and the Sogeri Primary School. He made a commitment to look for assistance in Australia, as well as push for the establishment of sister school relationships with schools in Australia.

Mr Lynn announced that the Kokoda Memorial Foundation would be providing educational scholarships for the best two students, male and female, from villages along the Kokoda Trail to study either at Iarowari High School or Sogeri National High School, and then hopefully, for those who want to go onto university. He said the Foundation aimed to introduce scholarships to 25 students per year within five years, and up to 250 students at the national high school, as well as those who wish to go onto university, and then come back as teachers.

“I would hope we would be able to develop some leadership programmes for them so that I would hope that the national leaders of Papua New Guinea come through this Foundation. I think that’s achievable. Maybe, we can look at Rhodes scholars coming out of this programme.

Mr Lynn said the Kokoda Memorial Foundation would co-ordinate all fundraising and dealing with both Australian and Papua New Guinea Governments for the future development of the Kokoda Trail and its people.
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“In the past, the emphasis has been on the development of buildings which I don’t think has been right. I think the way of the future is the development of the people and supporting them to become leaders. That’s the way I see it going and I think we would work almost full-time to make it happen because it will happen because we have got the support of some very good people and the Australian High Commission”.

Mr Lynn said the other important development in the Foundation would be the establishment of sister school relationships between village schools, Sogeri National High School, Iarowari High School and Sogeri Primary School, with schools in Australia. This would enable them to be assisted with desperately needed teaching aids such as library books, computers and stationery. The schools need support to refurbish classrooms and the boarding facilities so the organizations in Australia like the Lions and the Rotary will be approached to co-ordinate the support and assistance.

The Kokoda Memorial Foundation has high profile Board of Directors including the former Sydney Swans Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Templeton, writer Patrick Lindsay, actor Yahoo Serious, former KPMG Peat Marwick partner Peter Thomas, lawyers Graham Cowley and Julian Marks, filmmakers Paul Croll, and the University of Western Sydney student, Genevieve Nelson.

The Kokoda Memorial Foundation was established in 2003 to help develop a self-sustaining eco adventure trekking industry for the Mountain Koiari and the Orokaivan people who live along the Kokoda Trail, as an Australian legacy to the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels for their sacrifice over 60 years ago.

The Kokoda Memorial Foundation will co-ordinate fundraising through the annual Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Honner Leadership Oration in memory of the late Ralph Honner, Commander of the gallant 39th Militia Battalion in the Battle of Isurava in August 1942.
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In an article published in the Post Courier on March 8 2004, Sir David Hand has called for proper recognition to be given to the “forgotten people” of the Kokoda Trail. He said Gona and Buna – where the Japanese first landed in 1942 – as well as the Wawonga villages in the Owen Stanley Ranges were often forgotten when mention was made of World War II and the Kokoda Trail.

“I wish to draw attention to the fact that the 1942 military action of World War II, so widely known as “The Kokoda Trail Campaign,” was only part of the whole experience by which the Japanese Army tried to cut across the Owen Stanley Range and hopefully make Port Moresby, the take-off point for an invasion of Australia.

“My credentials for entering the discussion are my own missionary ministry for many years in the Orokaiva and the adjacent areas”.

“My award of a chieftain’s Otohu by the Chief of Saga Village below Kokoda Government Station, for there is no separate village called Kokoda.

“And the offer of the villages local to Kokoda, to organise and provide free of charge assistance for my own ecumenical “Bishop’s Walk” in 1972, set up to recommend responsible self-support in the Papua New Guinea Church.

“At present, very belated official notice taken by Australia of what “Kokoda Trail” signified and still signifies, now attention is given to, for example, Isurava, or a school or medical station at Kokoda, or existing schools or services, needs careful sorting out and balancing.”

Sir David referred to the people of Gona-Buna area and the Wawonga Region who, he felt, must not be left out of consideration by those concerned to help.

The kick-off point of the “Kokoda Trail Campaign,” was not Kokoda, but Gona beach – where the Japanese landed on January 21 1942, at what is now Holy Cross Mission, Gona and additionally, Buna.

“The villages and food gardens from these villages were ransacked and many people were killed. When remaining people moved in again after the war, the area was a mess of bomb craters, shell holes and live ammunition dumps.
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“The present 2004 Dean of the Anglican Cathedral in Port Moresby, Father Walter Ataembo, will bare his back for you to show you the big wound he suffered as a post-war schoolboy, with friends, when they gathered sticks, made a fire and unknowingly ignited live explosives.

“The first time Papua New Guineans were fired on by the enemy was the action 30 kilometres up the road to Kokoda at Arehe Creek and later near Awala in the central Orokaiva.

The so-called “War Damage Compensation” paid by the colonial government was – to my personal knowledge, scarcely more than a somewhat randomly organised effort.

Archbishop Hand also spoke strongly about the forgotten Wawonga people who were more Koiari of Central Province than Orokaiva of Northern Province.

“The road over the Owen Stanley Mountain to Port Moresby, via Kokoda, Isurava, Kagi, Efogi etc crosses the Orokaiva/Koiari boundary. On the way from Templeton’s Crossing to Kagi, you cross the junctions to the Myola Lakes and to the Wawonga. The Wawonga people of the eastward fall to Emo River occupy 14 villages and are related, tribally and linguistically, not to the Orokaiva but to Koiari.

“What goes for Koiari villages on the so-called “Kokoda Trail” goes, or should go also, for all the Wawonga people. The fact that their nearest “way out” is Orokaiva country, and therefore, Popondetta, is just chance. If they want a school or a church, or a medical aid post or an airstrip or a road or what-have-you, they should be “counted in” with the Oro (Northern) Province and not with the central Province – and so have come to feel “down and out.”

Archbishop Hand said: “My thought and wish is not to downgrade the helpful thoughts and research of others; but to round out the thinking and planning, and make it well-researched, more all-inclusive, and fair to all. Lt us not allow an over-glamorisation of specifically “Kokoda Trail” and its people at the expense of others, whose claims are at least as great.”
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Mr Hiari said he has carefully studied the contents of both Charlie Lynn and Archbishop David Hand’s articles and offer the following remarks.

Firstly, I wish to tell the people of Australia and Papua New Guinea that the name “Kokoda” originates from the Orokavivan territory of the Northern Province, and not from the Koiari territory in the Central Province. Kokoda simply means “place of (human) skulls.” Original ancestral name of the small beautiful plateau is Pavau.

Secondly, the colonial British New Guinea Administration established a government station at Pavau in September 1903.

Secondly, I have researched and completed writing both the history of the name “Kokoda” and the history of the name “Kokoda Trail or Track.” The Secretary for the Department of Provincial Affairs and Local Level Government, Gei Ilagi, has asked me to recommend the appropriate name to the Minister for Intergovernment Relations, Sir Peter Barter, for approval. I will be submitting a report very soon.
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