David is passionate about the community and participating in interesting challenges. Each interesting challenge is an opportunity to raise awareness and new funds for a variety of community organisations.
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By David Moffatt | Published: October 27, 2010
Those involved with the Journey to the Lost Battlefield earlier this year are proud to announce that forensic investigation and documentation of the site will commence next month. I will be returning to Papua New Guinea for joint talks with the Australian, Japanese and Papua New Guinea governments. The Bayside Leader features an article by [...]
By David Moffatt | Published: July 21, 2010
I am proud to announce that the Queensland University of Technology inaugural Su Mon Wong Scholarship has been awarded to third-year marketing student Ebony Johnson. The scholarship program is funded by the investment earnings from the Su Mon Wong Endowment. As fundraiser ambassador and a lead donor for the endowment, my involvement also extends to [...]
By David Moffatt | Published: June 19, 2010
A safe end to an epic journey today. The team arrived at Kokoda having completed the track in two and half days flat! The team traversed the thirty thousand feet of climb at a solid pace camping at Brown River and Templetons before decending to Alola Village and the war memorial at Isurava. Tonight we [...]
By David Moffatt | Published: June 18, 2010
3AW radio broadcaster Neil Mitchell talks to David Moffatt about the discovery of The Lost Battlefield of Kokoda and the efforts to raise funds for ‘The Lost Battlefield’ Trust. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]
By David Moffatt | Published: June 17, 2010
Even a transit day can be an adventure as we made our way from Daru to Port Moresby. A routine banana boat trip to Daru quickly evolved into a three hour sea epic with battering winds and high seas! Collecting our kayaks (having been dispatched by sea ferry to Cairns) we navigated coastal waters to [...]
By David Moffatt | Published: June 16, 2010
More footage of the kayak leg. There is also plenty of action shots of the kayak leg via this album.
The team have made landfall on Daru, the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The completion of the second leg in two nights and nearly three days has been an amazing feat. Shaking off our sea legs the next stop is Port Moresby, thankfully by plane!
Exclusive action footage of the adventure taken from camera phone.
Today we will set a bearing of 13 degrees from Suarji Atoll to Gabba island, a distance of approx. 45km. While the distance would not normally present too much problem to us the strong, predominantly South Easterly winds, with strong Easterly gusts, will test us. The sea conditions are approx. 1.2 to 1.5m, confusion and [...]
After a very windy night on the coral atoll of Suarji were have taken the morning to repair boats, record thoughts and reflections on the journey so far and even get in a little “beach” football. We are all well pleased with yesterday (reflecting on it on a warm public holiday morning!!). More than 65km [...]