Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Buna
Accession Number PR01732
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: x 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Hiari, Maclaren
Pile, Ron
Silk, George
Place made Australia, New Guinea
Date made 1985-1997
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Collection relating to the the Papua New Guinea carriers known as Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels during the Second World War. The collection consists of letters exchanged in 1993-4 between Ron Pile, George Silk, and Maclaren Hiari. Also inclued are letters and a statement written in 1992-3 by Raphael Oimbari; a photographic postcard and new clippings relating to George Silk; press statements related to Raphael Oimbari; a copy of a Kokoda Committee report dated 26 August 1997; a copy of the poem "The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of the Owen Stanley Track" and a signed copy of George Silk's photograph of Raphael Oimbari leading Australian soldier Private George Whittington along a jungle track.