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Kokoda Historical's latest group has completed the Kokoda Track and their tour of the northern Beachheads. From everyone at Kokoda Historical we would like to extended our gratitude to all our trekkers and the Green Masin (Kokoda Historical staff) for their magnificent effort not only crossing the Owen Stanley Range but for making this 2014 Harry Bould Trek a succusses. Well done to everyone.

Kokoda Track Update - 13 July 2014

Unfortunately the group are experiencing more flight delays today. Expected departure time from Port Moresby is 4:30pm. We are working to make alternative arrangements for their domestic flights. More information will be available soon.

Free Kokoda Backpack

Kokoda Gear backpack

For a limited time Kokoda Historical are offering new customers a free backpack when they book one of our tours.

This is the perfect backpack for doing Kokoda.

  • Hard wearing 600 Denier mini Ripstop
  • UV stabilised hot knifed webbing
  • Duraflex buckles
  • Freeline harness
  • Built-in rain cover
  • Side compression straps to keep load stable
  • Extendable hood with storm throat

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RRP $199

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Farewelling the Harold Bould Memorial Award Winners

The Harry Bould winners are farewelled by The Hon Edward Donohue MLC, 39th Battalion veterans and members of the 39th Battalion Association.

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(L-R) Alan Jameson, winners Kyle Warford & Chloe Melbourne, 39th Battalion veterans Alan Moore & Jack Duffy, Hon. Edward O'Donohue & David Howell

Kyle and Chloe winners of the Harry Bould Award, have received a send-off at Edward O'Donohue's office at Pakenham. The two students from the Cardinia Shire are on their way to walk in the footsteps of Harry Bould and the veterans of the 39th Battalion. Along the way they will pass through the village of Oivi. This is near to the place that Harold Bould of "B" Company 39th Battalion was killed in action on July 29th 1942, only 3 days after Captain Sam Templeton went missing and only 8 days after the Japanese invasion of Papua New Guinea commenced.

Harold BouldHarold Bould was a resident of Cardinia and one of 5 brothers, who served Australia in WW2. Harold's remains were never found and neither were those of his brother Keith.

Keith Bould served with the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion and was taken prisoner by the Japanese. Keith was being transported from Singapore aboard the Kakuyo Maru, carrying 1317 prisoners back to work in factories in Japan. On the way it was sunk by a US submarine the USS Sea Lion on 15 September 1944.

Local MP Edward O'Donohue & Alan Jameson of the 39th Battalion Association have been the driving force behind the success of the Harry Bould Award, Edward's fundraising efforts and the generosity of Cardinia people have ensured that another two students from Cardinia can make the pilgrimage to Kokoda.

This is the fifth anniversary of the Harold Bould Memorial Award and Tour.