KOKODA TRACK REPORT UPDATE

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    DEFENCE MEDIA RELEASE

    MSPA 287/08 Thursday, 4 September 2008

    DISCOUNTED - KOKODA TRACK REPORT

    Australian Defence Force staff from the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby today reached an isolated site on the Kokoda Track to check reports that the body of an airman was located in the jungle canopy.

    No remains were located.

    While the location, near Kagi, is below a flight path that was commonly used by allied aircraft during WWII sorties, the find has been confirmed by ADF staff as a moss covered branch.

    It appears the branch has broken off the main tree and fallen across some vines, which from the ground, could have been confused with the body of an airman.
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Well, I'm not overly surprised by it. But at least it puts the issue to bed.
     
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    I kinda wondered if it was a way to get press for the company that does the tours for the track.
     
  4. Graeme

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    Same here. The photos looked very odd.

    Quite possibly. Seemed strange to me that they didn't/couldn't determine if they were anatomical bones on the very day of discovery?

    Thanks for the update Sys.
     
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    Hi Gnomey, thanks for the BBC link and the photo. Did you notice the caption that came with the photo?...

    I'm no anthropologist, but what feet? How do you interpret that photo? Obviously I'm not interpreting its position correctly?

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    That says it all!
     
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    First time I've seen the shots. Good thing this has been put to rest.
     
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