Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels - Our Forgotten Friends

Christmas Day, 1942;
Australian soldier, George "Dick" Whittington, 

and the Papuan Fuzzy Wuzzy Raphael Oimbari.
1942 was a terrible time when an invasion of Australia by the Japanese Imperial Forces looked almost inevitable. Diggers were fighting and dying on lonely jungle tracks in almost impenetrable jungle in mountain ranges so high that it was very cold at night time. It was then that they found a new set of friends. The men of the tribes of Papua and later of New Guinea flocked to help the Aussies.

We, Australians owe them a Debt of Gratitude that is Immense!