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Kokoda Track Update - 22 September 2014

view from Iorabaiwa village of Imita Ridge.Today the group started their day with the steep climb of Imita Ridge. Then they walked through Ua Ule Creek crossing the stream several times. The trek continues up to Ioribaiwa Ridge where they visited the Japanese trench system.

They have set up camp for tonight along the glistening waters of Ofi Creek. Ofi Creek is the site where the Australians successfully ambushed the Japanese.

The photograph above shows the view from Iorabaiwa village of Imita Ridge.

All are well and have enjoyed their first full day trekking the Kokoda Track.

KOKODA TRACK UPDATE - 21 September 2014

goldieriverThis morning the group started with a steep descent down from Owers Corner to the mighty Goldie River.

They crossed the Goldie in waist-high water. They have started to acclimatise to the warm, humid conditions with a half day trekking which will ease them in gently to the challenge that lies ahead.

All have safely made it to Good Water (the actual Dump 66) where they have set up camp at a lovely place called Good Water.

They arrived with plenty of time to take a relaxing swim in the pristine water and then have a hot meal afterwards. Excitement is high on this first night on the Kokoda Track.

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Tour Update 19 September 2014

Sogeri LodgeOur latest Kokoda group has landed in Port Moresby and are currently relaxing at the Sogeri Lodge not far from Owers' Corner. Our latest trekkers will be met by tour leader Reg Yates and members of our Military Historical Society of Australia (MHSA) group.

The MHSA group has recently returned from Rabaul, Milne Bay, Buna, Gona & Sanananda and Kokoda. We welcome back the MHSA group and wish our latest trekking group all the best for their upcoming adventure.

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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