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(Original article posted June 19, 2018 6:18 AM via abc.net.au, © 2018) Seventy-five years after shepherding Australian soldiers to safety on the Kokoda track, Papua New Guinea’s ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ have been remembered by the two countries via a joint memorial. The plinth and plaque was funded by a PNG company and built earlier this...
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(Original article posted April 24, 2018 12:26 PM via hawthornfc.com.au, © 2018) As we celebrate ANZAC Round, Alastair Clarkson shares a meaningful account of why Hawthorn has developed a tradition of taking their young players to the Kokoda Track.. One of the most significant things we do in the induction of our players to the club is take...
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5x Premiership Player and AFL Hawks Legend, Dermott Brereton, will join Getaway Trekking this October for an exclusive Kokoda Trail trek! After an illustrious career with the Hawks, where he played in five premiership sides and represented his state on nine occasions, Dermott has forged a successful career as a television presenter, football commentator, newspaper...
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(Original article written by Rory Callinan and posted January 19, 2016 12:00 AM via theaustralian.com.au, © 2018) To the 3000 Australians who tackle the most famous battlefield trek in Papua New Guinea each year, they are the modern-day heroes of Kokoda. Without the supremely fit local porters, who are renowned for humping trekkers’ backpacks along the gruelling 96km...
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A letter to Northern Governor Gary Juffa from Getaway Trekking Director and CEO, Sue Fitcher, in relation to the news article entitled, ‘Juffa calls for investigation into porter’s death’, posted 04:00, October 19, 2017 on Loop News. Good afternoon Governor, I write in relation to an article with Loop News that came across my desk...
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It is with great sadness that the team at Getaway Trekking (and Adventure School Treks) advise that on Friday 15 September 2017, one of our local Kokoda Trail team members, carrying equipment on behalf of a Getaway Trekking client, suffered a cardiac arrest. Despite the best efforts of our Wilderness First Aid trained staff member...
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(Original article posted August 9, 2017 5:40 PM via thewest.com.au, © 2017) Students from Kununurra have battled through mud and scaled the same steep hills traversed by Australian soldiers during the Kokoda Trail campaign of World War II. Ten students from Kununurra District High School and five adults, including three teachers, travelled to Papua New Guinea last month to...
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Damian Di Martino, of Haileybury Melbourne, was tasked with a Dawn Service speech on his Kokoda Trail Trek with Kokoda School Treks… Good morning everyone, This trip has been an absolute pleasure, and I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know every one of you. The Kokoda Track has pushed us to our limits, shown...
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Ruby Crowle, of Haileybury College, was tasked with a Dawn Service speech on her recent Kokoda School Treks trip to the Kokoda Trail…. In war, everyone is a bad guy. For us, living in the sheltered community of Melbourne’s suburbs, it’s easy for us to excuse the acts of war that happen, and have happened...
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Kokoda School Treks, wholly owned subsidiary of Getaway Trekking, has sent out a record number of school groups to Trek Kokoda this Jun/Jul 2017 with more to come later in the year. In total, 6 schools from across Australia are undertaking the immense physical and mental challenge of trekking the Kokoda Trail with Kokoda School...
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