As part of the Trek 4 Education fundraising program run by Mark and Julie Capper, they have a silent auction fundraising activity. They have a Kokoda Memorial Picture framed, with a certificate of authenticity #1266 to auction to raise funds for the purchase of educational supplies, equipment and learning aids for the schools along the Kokoda Track in PNG.
RULES of this Auction
Today five No Roads Expeditions guides attended a conference about the Kokoda campaign in WWII in PNG organised by the Military History and Heritage Victoria organisation and hosted at the Camberwell RSL. The conference was very interesting with a range of presentations that covered different topics such as the air war over PNG, jungle warfare, sea power naval involvement, an interesting session on planning exhibitions, and a presentation on Australians and their pilgrimage and penance visiting the PNG battlefields by David Howell from Kokoda Historical.
A very special part of the conference was meeting and having a yarn with three Kokoda veterans from the 39th Battalion: John Akhurst (98), Wallace Carr and Bill Stuart. They were able to answer questions about their experience on the front line with John able to recount in amazing detail aspects of events that occurred 74 years ago!
The Australian Army History Unit focuses on a range of historically significant of events in the history of Australia's Army. These articles link directly to a range of blog entries relating to many of the key actions in Papua New Guinea along the Kokoda Track, or relevant to the campaign. The are well worth a read along with other history information we have provided on this website.
It has been a busy time at Owers' Corner for three expedition groups, all finishing in the last day or so. Dave Howell and his expedition finished on Wednesday the 6th, and Ruth and Robyn both finished today. Ruth caught up Robyn's group doing the Fast Kokoda expedition in 6 days! Welcome home everyone, congratulations. Trek reports to come soon.
Training in stairwells provides for a great aerobic workout and helps build and strengthen those important leg muscles. Vary stride length (2 steps at a time), alternate your leading foot, and wear a light pack to increase the challenge. For the super keen, add push-ups, lunges and squats at each flat levelled area. Keep clear of doors opening suddenly, watch your step, no injuries please!
Short video: http://youtu.be/Ql3JE8RnzSE