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SYDNEY Christmas Lunch – 6 December 2020

Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020 Venue: Killara Golf Club, 556 Pacific Highway, Killara, Sydney Plenty of parking/10minutes walk from Killara Railway Station; Disability access available Time: 11:30am – Registration; 3:30pm – Leave premises Cost:...


Back to Wau After the War — Part One

Peter Shanahan was one year old when he was evacuated from New Guinea in 1942 whilst his father, Tom, stayed on to fight the Japanese. Peter’s grandparents were Juanita and Carl Wilde of Emira. Juanita was...


The Kokoda Correction , ACS

One of Australia’s longest running controversies which still ignites passion on both sides of the debate—often fuelled by myth and mis-information—is what to call the wartime overland route from Port Moresby to Kokoda—is it...


Pilgrimage to Rabaul: Aussie Col’s Legacy

For a Brisbane family, a cruise to Papua New Guinea’s Rabaul was not just a frivolous holiday, but a pilgrimage honouring memory, family and a father’s final wish. Papua New Guinea has always held...