Explore: The Japanese retreat March 1943-January 1944
This section outlines how the Australian forces pushed the Japanese back in New Guinea throughout 1943 and 1944. It includes the story of 'Diver' Derrick, who gained the Victoria Cross at Sattelberg, New Guinea and had his portrait appear on the front cover of The Australian Women’s Weekly.
John Coates, Bravery above blunder: the 9th Australian Division at Finschhafen, Sattelberg and Sio, Melbourne, 1999.
David Dexter, Australia in the war of 1939-1945: Series One, Army, Vol III - The New Guinea offensives, Canberra, 1968.
Murray Farquhar, Derrick, V.C., Adelaide, 1982.
H Hermon Gill, Australian in the War of 1939 ń 1945; Series Two, Navy, Vol II, Royal Australian Navy 1942 - 1945, Canberra, 1968.
Mark Johnston, That magnificent 9th: an illustrated history of the 9th Australian Infantry Division, 1940-46, St Leonards, 2002.
John Moremon, Wau-Salamaua, Papua New Guinea 1942-43, Canberra, 2003.
George Odgers, Australian in the War of 1939-1945; Series Three, Air, Vol II - Air war against Japan, Canberra, 1957.
Operation CLICK: Anzac to Kokoda
is a classroom resource which draws on and encourages the use of the following Veterans' Affairs websites:
You may download Work sheets - provided in PDF file format.
The resource book and CD-ROM package contains lessons that can be used in many contexts in History and Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) classrooms. They were written by experienced history teachers with three aims in mind: