Kokoda History Trekkers

The family of WW2 cinematographer Damien Parer take the notorious 96 kilometre long Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Track veteran Bill James accompanies them and reveals the true history of the Kokoda Campaign of 1942.
Terry Parer and his party are on a personal pilgrimage to discover why Damien Parer became so famous in Australia and how he came to win Australia's first Academy Award.
The Parer family are joined along the track by several veterans of the campaign as they are helicoptered from one battlefield site to another. They in turn add to the living history of the conflict and help to complete our knowledge of the battles and engagements fought in this hostile terrain.
Bill James brings to life the ebb and flow of the fighting in such a way that the viewer comes away with a good understanding of one of Australia's greatest conflicts and the real reason for the Japanese defeat on the Kokoda track.
Special feature:
Exclusive 43 minute interview with Capt. Stan Bisset 2/14th Batt. made famous in Peter FitzSimons's book 'Kokoda'. Capt. Bisset gives a warts and all overview of the campaign along the track and also the final battle to defeat the Japanese on the north coast at Buna and Sanananda

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2013
Duration: 
1 x 52 mins
Series Episode
Standard $110
Schools $88
Home $88


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