Hope you are all well. My name is Jo and I am a postgraduate History student at the University of Western Australia. Back in May I launched an online survey to to find out more about Aussies who trek the Kokoda Track – their motivations for trekking and what the experience meant to them personally. You can read my original post here.
I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received – especially from trekkers on this forum! Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I need to close the survey on 31 August. If you would like to contribute to the study there are four weeks left to complete the survey.
I hadn't noticed your request earlier, but have read your correspondence to Gail and will download your Survey to complete for your studies.
I will also ask my Daughter to complete one for you, as it may be beneficial for you to look at the different responses from the Son and Grand-Daughter of a person who who lived in pre-War PNG, was an active Serviceman there and survived and lived for another 30 odd years in the Territory.
I have already walked the Track and am intending to return once again.
Good luck with your Survey and your Post Graduate studies and would welcome viewing the final result.