Battle of Kokoda Trail polo with pocket
Battle of Kokoda Trail polo with pocket
Battle of Kokoda Trail polo with pocket
Battle of Kokoda Trail polo with pocket

Battle of Kokoda Trail polo with pocket

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Size
Size chart
Body width: Measure on the front, from underarm to underarm.
Body length: Measure from the top of the neck to the bottom of the hem.

Measurements are in millimetres. Please note, measurements can vary within 20mm, this is within our tolerance.

AU INTL. EU UK US Body width Body length
XS 6/8 42 32 490 720
S 8/10 46 36 495 730
M 10/12 48 38 530 750
L 12/14 50 40 565 770
XL 14/16 52 42 600 790
XXL 16/18 54 44 635 810
3XL 18/20 56 46 670 830
4XL 20/22 58 48 710 860
5XL 22/24 60 50 760 880
6XL 24/26 62 52 790 900
7XL 26/28 64 54 815 920
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Carefully hand-drawn by our in-house artists, commended by Veterans, RSLs and respected members of the Australian Army. This one-of-a-kind commemorative Battle of Kokoda Trail polo pays respect to the bravery of Australian troops and recognises their mateship during the Kokoda Campaign.



Eco-Friendly
This item is manufactured with yarns made from recycled PET bottles (approx 14-16 of them). It is printed with high-quality carcinogen-free pigment inks. No cancer-causing chemicals and undesirable surfactants.

Zero plastic
We pack your threads in recyclable acid-free tissue paper and use only plant-based home compostable mailers, at no extra cost. By sending your parcel with our delivery partner Australia Post, you’re supporting their carbon-offset projects that have positive environmental and social impacts. Since 2019, their carbon neutral parcel delivery initiative is equivalent of taking 75,000 cars off the road – or roughly 200,000 tonnes of emissions.

Controlled production
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Washing Instructions

   Gentle machine wash
   Do not bleach
   Do not tumble dry
   Touch up with cool iron
   Do not dry clean

Further Care Information

  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Wash and iron inside out
  • Wash separately with like colours
  • Avoid rough surfaces
  • Line dry out of direct sunlight


Shipping Info
Your order will be sent out within one business day from our warehouse on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in most cases. Shipping times begin when your parcel has left our warehouse.

Delivery times vary depending on your location and whether your items are in stock.
Parcel post within Australia starts from $6.45 and takes 6-12 business days (depending on your location).
Express post within Australia starts from $9.10 and takes 2-5 business days.

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Return Policy
Items may be returned free of charge within 14 days of receipt. The original tags and labels must be attached, and the products must be unworn, unused, unwashed and undamaged (tried on is okay).
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Scribed across the front and back of the Battle of Kokoda Trail Polo are the words ‘courage’, ‘endurance’, ‘mateship’ and ‘sacrifice’. These reflect the qualities of our honoured Australian soldiers throughout the Battle of the Kokoda Trail.

Following the fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Pacific War’s focus edged closer to Australia. Minutes before 10am on 19 February 1942, Darwin’s sky filled with 188 Japanese aircraft, bombing Pearl Harbour’s wharf and moored ships. Including the destroyer USS Peary, which sank, killing 88 people. Japanese forces captured the village of Kokoda with its valuable airstrip, then headed for Port Moresby. Navigating through the Kokoda Trail that snakes through the mighty Owen Stanley Range.

What followed was the Papua New Guinea campaign of July 1942 to January 1943. Australian troops fought through treacherous conditions against vastly superior numbers. Under-trained and unfamiliar with the unforgiving jungle warfare, the Australian Army were ill-prepared to confront the Japanese. This saw 600 Australian soldiers killed, 1,600 wounded and over 10,000 Japanese fatalities. In January 1943, Japanese resistance on Papau ceased, marking a pivotal moment in stopping Japanese advances across the Pacific and towards Australia.

Since WWII, the terms Kokoda Trail and Kokoda Track have been used interchangeably to capture this poignant time in history.

The hand-drawn design features Australian and Papua New Guinean flags as well as relevant Australian and allied aircrafts (such as Douglas Dauntless, P-39 Airacobra) and a stylised map of the Kokoda Track. The green background carries army uniform motifs that were worn during the campaign.

Papuan stretcher bearers often carried wounded Australian soldiers from the jungle battlefields through mountain streams to the hospital bases behind the lines. The compassion from Papua New Guineans for the wounded and sick earned them the eternal gratitude of the Australian soldiers, who at the time, referred to them as ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’. The design features them on the back by carrying an injured person through the rugged terrain.

Featured on the front, an Australian soldier carries a wounded comrade. A vivid image of the true mateship and unrelenting sacrifice laid bare during the Battle of the Kokoda Trail. On the back of the shirt, a hand-drawn compass representing the approximate direction of the Trail itself.

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Khan Pollitt

Quick,easy

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Wayne Trute

The shirt was great

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Paul Verdi

Battle of Kokoda Trail polo with pocket

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Brenda Gesling

Great shirt just too big

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K.M.

Great shirt … hubby will love it!

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Ray Handsaker
fantastis shirt just that the pocket is on the wrong side other than that great love it

as above

So glad you love your shirt, Ray. We're considering changing the side that the pocket is on for future collections. :)

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baz
great shirts

now have 7 different shirts great quality some are now 4 or 5 years old still in good condition sizes are good 2xl is a 2xl not silly sizing

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review Baz. We appreciate your loyalty and support and so glad you love your shirts. :)

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Gary
Gary's Shirt

Thank you for such a great design for a shirt to honour our Heros of Kokoda, the only thing that could be done to make it even better would be to depict the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angles on it, without them we were lost.

Thank you for your review, Gary. You are absolutely right, they were angels and so we have depicted them on the back of the garment as stretcher bearers and have mentioned this also in the description of the design. :)

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Colin Jecks
Prisoners of War

Hi yes received the shirt it's great beautiful. But i wish you had one for the pacific campaign and Burma railway and prisoners of war. Thank you . Colin.

Thank you for the positive feedback on your polo, Colin. I have put forward your suggestions for other remembrance designs to our design team. :)