A party of men of the 21st Australian Pioneer Battalion rest on the jungle slopes to Uberi, where they have been working hard making a track to get troops forward. Credit: Australian War Memorial.
The Kokoda Track marks the course of one of the most important battles for Australians in the Second World War. Between 21 July and 16 November 1942, the Australian Army halted the furthermost southward advance by Japanese forces in Papua New Guinea and then pushed the enemy back across the mountains. It is one of the most striking places of Australian wartime history that can be visited.
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