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Remembering the Papuan Porters with Havala Laula, Bill Stuart and David Howell

Conflict:
Second World War (1939-45)
Service:
Army

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 coast watchers. Join Kokoda historian David Howell in conversation with special guests: Kokoda veteran Bill Stuart of the 39th Battalion and Havala Laula, from the village of Kagi, who was the last remaining Papuan porter.

Reviewed 08 June 2021

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