9 July 1942

Capt Sam Templeton's young Diggers camp at Nauro on way to Kokoda, hard going with many falls but all make it through.

Medic Jack Wilkinson of ANGAU accompanies them and writes: "Last downhill to camp very hard to take. Many falls as knees gave way. General condition of troops good. One man severe exhaustion. Conference with Uncle Sam and decided to stay here for one day to give troops a spell."