PUBLISHED February 2023
The Walkway welcomes individuals or groups who visit the Walkway.
From time to time the Board hosts visiting individuals or organisations, sometimes with a commemorative or defence background, at the Walkway. On such occasions, a wreath is often laid at the Memorial Centrepiece to honour those who served, or the facilities in the Ralph Honner Kokoda Education Centre are used (see below).
15 March 2023: Reg Chard, our 99 year old Walkway guide and Kokoda veteran, addresses the Police Legacy group of trekkers. This group traditionally visit the Walkway before their journey to walk the actual Track. Reg provided some words of wisdom before they undertake their arduous trek. We wish them well!
15 March 2023: Members of the Police Legacy group pay their respects at the Memorial Centrepiece.
15 March 2023: Members of the Police Legacy group in the Education Centre.
15 March 2023: Wreaths are laid at the Memorial Centrepiece.
15 March 2023: Members of the Police Legacy group at the Memorial Centrepiece.
14 March 2023: Staff and students from Chifley College prepare to pay their respects at the Memorial Centrepiece while visiting the Walkway.
14 March 2023: Staff and students from Chifley College lay wreaths and poppies on the Memorial Centrepiece while visiting the Walkway.
17 February 2023: KTMW Board Chair Jennifer Collins AM with Department of Veterans' Affairs commemorations staff Lauren Sham, Leah Ashley and Roy Walker (from Canberra), following their visit to the Walkway where they laid wreaths in honour of those who served.
22 January 2023: A portion of the crowd who braved the light rain at the wreath-laying service for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Sanananda, Sunday 22 January 2023. See our 'News & Events' page for further images from this service.
7 December 2022: Long-time Walkway supporter/guide and Kokoda veteran Reg Chard was presented with a spectacular quilt from the Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) organisation. This day marked the 80th anniversary of the start of the engagement between Australian and Japanese forces at Sanananda.
7 December 2022: Reg Chard at the Memorial's Centrepiece with some 'fans' who appreciated getting copies of his book personally signed.
11 November 2022: The Walkway was pleased to host an informal wreath and poppy laying service at the Memorial Centrepiece on Friday 11 November 2022 for Remembrance Day. See our 'News & Events' page for further images from this service.
27 August 2022: Members of the Blacktown ACU (Army Cadet Unit) lay wreaths at the Centrepiece following a visit on Saturday 27 August 2022.
27 August 2022: Members of the Blacktown ACU in the Education Centre during their visit.
26 October 2022: Members of the Waters RSL Day Care club (based at Richmond) being briefed by Alice Kang, before visiting the Walkway's Stations.
11 October 2022: Children from Coogee Public School enjoyed a visit to the Walkway. All the pupils who attended have parents serving in the ADF. Coogee RSL Sub-branch members accompanied the students and teachers.