The Architect of Kokoda : Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail
If one person 'made' the Kokoda Track, that man was Bert Kienzle. Part Samoan and German/English, born in Fiji and raised in Germany and Australia, he was managing a rubber plantation and gold mine in Papua New Guinea at the outbreak of World War II. He surveyed and established the Track, and spent more time on it than anyone else throughout the campaign - managing and organising the delivery of supplies and men along it. A unique story of a very special part of Australian history, told by his daughter-in-law with unique access to the central character, and access to all his records and photos. This is the untold story of a true Australian war hero.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 155 x 234 x 26mm | 440g
- 26 Jul 2011
- Hachette Australia
- Sydney, Australia
About Robyn Kienzle
Robyn Kienzle is Bert Kienzle s daughter-in-law, who spent ten years living on the Kienzle plantation, and now lives in Queensland. She is a teacher, and she and her husband also run a trekking company which takes people along the Kokoda Track. Her husband works closely with the Australian War Memorial on the history of the Track and Papua New Guinea.