12 July 1942

Sam Templeton leads his young Diggers from Efogi to Kagi where they are met by Assistant Resident Magistrate from Kokoda, Peter Brewer, with 186 carriers from Kokoda. He will accompany them for the rest of their journey.

Bert Kienzle then sent his carriers back along the Track towards Moresby with instructions to build on the depots they had created on the way up for the troops soon to follow Templeton's mob. Kienzle believed the carrier system would work best if he confined their work to areas with which they were accustomed.