of Australian War Graves says this on it's web site . . .
There are many battle exploit memorials throughout
Papua New Guinea. These memorials are of significance to Australians and
many relate to the infamous Kokoda Track.
In 1945 Australian Commander, General Thomas Blamey,
ordered that 43 memorials be erected at various battle sites through New
Guinea. All the bronze panels were to be cast in the Army workshops.
Most, but not all, were erected, but by 1961 it became apparent that
proper maintenance of such widely dispersed memorials would present
The (then) Battle Exploit Memorials Committee,
comprising representatives of Papua New Guinea administration, the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Returned Services League, Apex and
Rotary Clubs, decided to reposition these memorials at a more central