fuzzy-wuzzy angel

fuzzy-wuzzy angel

n
informal Austral any native of Papua New Guinea who assisted as a stretcher-bearer in World War II
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On these occasions, by incorporating Papua New Guinea and the wartime struggle of the Pacific nations into 'our story', Keating was confirming the Australian colonialist construction of the Papua New Guinean 'other', in the form of the familiar image of the 'fuzzy-wuzzy angel'.
This exclusive representation of Orokaivans as 'fuzzy-wuzzy angels' was an 'orientalising' (Said, 1978) project on the part of colonialist Australia.
Such behaviour on the part of those constructed as friendly 'fuzzy-wuzzy angels', and the perceived necessity to hang them as punishment had become a source of confusion some fifty-four years later.