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New in the 3rd Edition of the Field Guide to the Kokoda Track

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The third edition of the Field Guide to the Kokoda Track includes many updates and improvements, and is the result of the commitmment by the author and Kokoda Press to continue the research and the updating of information about this important area of Australian History.

The following provides a summary of the major updates and improvements made to the 3rd edition, however the list is in no way exhaustive. We hope our readers will take the time to explore and enjoy the 3rd edition of the Field Guide to the Kokoda Track.

Enhanced 1:50 000 removable map using WG84 datum.
Includes current track profile plus five battle maps. Expanded points of interest including war diary sources.

GPS tracks
• Eora Creek Village Upper Japanese Defensive position plus photos
• Myola or Bamboo Ridge Track
• Abuari Tracks
• 2/16 Bn escape track from Abuari to Eora Creek village

New Stage maps with additional detail

Information about the Maritana Track

Updated Tables of the Fallen
A number of aliases resolved. Places of death corrected for commando units.

‘Japanese ground combat forces’ chart expanded

Battle maps expanded in detail
• Ioribaiwa
• Brigade Hill
• Japanese Defensive positions during the October advance
• Eora Creek Upper Japanese Defensive
• Isurava rest area map for the 30 August 1942

New Abuari Battle map

Identification of aircraft wreckages

An update on the fate of Sam Templeton

The location of Haddy's Village updated

AGD66 coordinates updated to WGS84 in Appendix 2