Kokoda: Australia's Defining Military Campaign

Many see the Kokoda campaign of 1942 as a frontline defence of Australia. Others don’t give it such importance, but no matter how we look at it, Kokoda is perhaps the defining military campaign for Australia in World War II. Discover what happened in this campaign, with an emphasis on the personal experiences of Australian soldiers; and look at the importance of the campaign to Australia’s history.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Why Kokoda became such an important campaign for Australia to win
  • The nature of the campaign
  • The course of the campaign
  • What followed in Papua-New Guinea after the campaign was ended
  • The importance for Australia’s identity and future

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand why the Kokoda Campaign was fought.
  2. Understand the nature of the fighting.
  3. Gain an understanding of Kokoda in the context of the whole Pacific War.
  4. Make a judgement as to why Kokoda was so important for military/strategic as well as for broader national reasons.
$65 Limited

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11 Jan

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