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Kokoda Track Update - 23 September 2014


Today the group have climbed the steep southern side of the Maguli Range and walked down the northern side. From there they continued on to Nauro village which has stunning views as can be seen in the image above.

Now they are resting at their campsite of Agulogo. All are travelling well and enjoying the challenges that each day brings.

The first Australian to be Killed in Action on an Australian operation in the First World War


Able Seaman John Courtney

Able Seaman John Courtney, from Ross Island, Townsville was one of the sailors advancing along the Bitapaka road on September 11, 1914 as part of the landing party of the Australian Naval and Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF). Courtney's real name was John Edward Walker. He was shot in the chest and in the base of the skull as he was fighting in the jungles of Rabaul.

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