What’s the relevance of 96 students walking 1km?
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. The men who defended this rugged 96km track were the only line of defence protecting Australia from imminent invasion.
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