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Ryokuin (Green Shadows)
November 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Throughout the fighting on the Kokoda Track, Papua New Guineans were at the forefront of the campaign.
Not only did they carry over the much needed supplies for Australian soldiers but they also carried the wounded to safety, earning the name Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels. In addition many Papuan New Guineans served as soldiers, policeman and Coastwatchers.
Join Kokoda historian David Howell in conversation with special guests: Kokoda veteran Bill Stuart of the 39th Battalion & Havala Laula who is visiting from the village of Kagi and one of the last remaining Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels as their stories are brought to life.
Presenter: Havala Laula, Bill Stuart and David Howell
Date: Saturday 11 February, 12pm
Location: Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Ave,Melbourne
To book your seat at this free event please visit: http://www.shrine.org.au/Visit-the-Shrine/Talks-and-Events/Ryokuin-(Green-Shadows)