Alolo was a camp for the Australian reserve
troops from 26 to 30 September 1942 during the battle of Isurava. From
Alolo troops patrolled North East across Eora Creek to protect the
eastern side of the Australian lines at Isurava
Alolo was difficult to defend geographically, on 30 August it was held
but briefly by the vastly outnumbered and exhausted Australians during
their withdrawal. Early the next morning the Australians pulled out to
new positions just short of Eora Creek. new fighting soon broke out
around Eora Creek. After holding for 2 days the Australians were
outflanked from the West, forcing them to further withdraw. a sporadic
pattern of fighting and withdrawal continued south along the trail and
not until 6 September, did the Australians stand and hold for 4 days at
Brigade Hill (near Efogi).
Eventually, during the Japanese retreat, Alolo was retaken unopposed by
the Australians on 30 October.
Today the people of Alolo live here in peace remembering and sharing the
history of the events of 1942 with the Australian people.