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Kokoda is the thirty-second book in Scholastic's My Australian Story series. It is Alan Tucker's fifth book written for the series. The book was published in March 2013 after Tucker's Gallipoli. It was republished in March 2018 with new cover art. The book was followed by Convict Girl by Chrissie Michaels.


"Dedicated to Peter Brune, who for 30 years, has promoted the story of Kokoda and worked to keep alive the spirit of the fighting men.
Lest we forget.
And to Serena and her boys–Alex and James.

Book description[]

"The radio news reports that Kokoda has been lost by the Australians. Who knows where Des's lot are? Somewhere on the mountain track between Kokoda and Port Moresby with the Japs hot on their heels. Sounds like Harold's division is moving to New Guinea too.
Archie's brother Des has been sent with the militia to fight the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea and his brother Harold is about to join him, after surviving the campaign in the Middle East. In his diary, Archie records his own battles in Townsville against the local bully, Beefy, and how the town becomes a base for the Pacific campaign, as the Australian coastline reels under Japanese bombs.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Kokoda characters


Main article: Alan Tucker



See also[]

File:Kokoda Teacher's Notes.pdf

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street