Memorial Arch at Ower’s Corner PNG. The arch weighs 11 tonnes and
measures 15 metre long by 6 metres high. On the top of the Arch is the
Rising Sun emblem. The six uprights represent the six States of the
Commonwealth and each State has a plaque listing the units that served
in the Kokoda campaign from that State. The verticals represent the link
between the National people of PNG and the Australian soldiers.
The shape confirms to the mountainous horizon beyond.
Arch was designed by Ross Bastiaan and constructed under the supervision
of Eric Winn with 16 Australian tradesmen. All labour and materials were
donated to the project. No Government help was sort.