Sponsors and supporters of activities undertaken by KMF in P.N.G:

Kokoda Village Memorial Archway
Partnership in Papua New Guinea
  • Koiari Holdings Ltd
  • 8 RAR – A group of active Vietnam Veterans, members of 8 RAR have significantly supported KMF in all endeavours. The volunteers lead by Mr. Bob Long have aided in all aspects of design, logistics, funding raising, leadership and skills necessary to build the memorials and infrastructure in all the projects.
  • Coastal Steel Fabrications Gosford – Fabrication of Owers’ cnr Archway Memorial,
  • Roy Lamb Sand and Soil Woy Woy – The generosity of Steve Lamb is for supplies of sand & cement for various large projects,
  • Vinidex Ltd www.vinidex.com.au
    Poly-piping for upgrade of village water supply & fittings,
  • Bushman Tankswww.bushmantanks.com.au
    Supply of poly water storage tanks,
  • Union Steel – supply of steel,
  • Sims Steelwww.simsmetal.com.au
    Supply of steel,
  • Mr. Plywood Hornsbywww.misterplywood.com.au
    Supply of formwork,
  • Brisbane Water Industrial Products, Gosford – supply of building accessories
  • Tyres 4U Pty Ltdwww.tyres4u.com.au
    Supply and fitting of tyres to the 25-pdr Field Gun,
  • Thales Australia (formerly ADI Limited) Donation of the 25-pdr Field Gun
  • Dulux Paintswww.dulux.com.au
  • Boroko Motors P.N.Gwww.borokomotors.com.pgSupply lawnmower to maintain memorial lawns
  • Carpenters Hardware – Hardware supplies
  • Dr Ross Bastiaan – Australian Bronze Commemorative Plaques www.plaques.satlink.com.audesigner of all plaques & advisor to KMF
  • Arrow Foundry – casting of bronze plaques,
Financial Donations
  • Australian Government – Department of Veterans’ Affair – through the Overseas Privately-Constructed Memorials Restoration Program,
  • Mosman High School – funding the rebuilding of the Vesulogo school,

The Kokoda Memorial Foundation has received donations from many people and organisations predominantly from RSL sub branches throughout Australia.  Manufacturers and suppliers in both P.N.G and Australia have contributed the majority of materials and equipment. The directors and privates individuals have made significant personal funds available to ensure the projects are completed and the organization continues to exist. To date pricing of work completed by the Foundation exceeds $350,000.00.  A team of enthusiastic volunteers, some of whom are Vietnam Veterans, ex army and in some cases serving members, with drive, compassion and dedication, have been banded together to carry out the projects to date and are looking forward to the next project.

The RAAF has generously supported the Foundation with transportation when available to Papua New Guinea by C130 Hercules aircraft to transport equipment and personnel.  Without this assistance the Foundation would have been unable to achieve what has been completed to date.

Strong support and co-operation has been received from the local villages and P.N.G. government funded authorities, such as the Koiari Holdings Ltd.

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