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These delighted and delightful children live in Naoro village on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. When I offered them a mixture of coloured and regular HB pencils they were mostly only interested in the HB pencils because they had erasers on the end - not so the boy on the left who was obviously hoping for something more exciting!

For 7 months in 1942 the Kokoda Track was the battlefield of one of the bloodiest campaigns in the 2nd World War. Young and inexperienced Australian Diggers repelled a larger and better equipped Japanese Army. For both sides it was difficult to maintain a supply line over the steep jungle terrain of the Kokoda Track. 3000 Japanese and 600 Australians lost their lives here.

Each year thousands of Australians undertake the 96km challenging trek - they remember the brave Australian Diggers and the Papua New Guinean Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels who supported them.

This is a repost. In order to improve my gallery I am acting on the critiques of fellow trekkers - in this case 'paguru' who did a workshop for me. I have removed the blue tint as suggested. I have also cloned out the corner of the blue tent which was in the top left hand corner, sharpened and added a better frame.

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Additional Photos by Marlene Fegan (mafegan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 878 W: 100 N: 1548] (8624)
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