Faole Bokoi ( Manari Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel)

A memorial to Faole Bokai, Chief of Manari Village and one of the last surviving ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ on the Kokoda Track. 

Faole died in 2016, aged 91, and his descendants, led by his son Saii Faole, and his villagers are seeking funds to create and erect a memorial to honour him.

Countless trekkers have met and paid their respects to Faole at Manari during his lifetime.

That meeting provided one of the enduring memories of their treks.

Faole’s descendants now hope to erect a plaque in front of Faole’s home at Manari where future trekkers can also honour his memory and his achievements.

The plaque would read:

Faole Bokai, 
Chief of Manari Village and one of the last surviving ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ rests here.
In 1942, he answered the call to help defend his country from invasion in World War II.
Faole risked his life to work with the Australian Forces in the Kokoda Campaign, 
bringing in supplies and evacuating wounded Diggers, 
preserving the freedom his descendants enjoy today.
Faole died in 2016, aged 91.
He and his comrades will never be forgotten by the peoples of Papua New Guinea and Australia.

(Erected by the villagers of Manari)

The village also hopes to create and erect a headstone over the graves of Faole and his wife, who died in 2018.
The project will cost $A7500 (including the creation of the memorials, their transport to Manari and their placement on site).

Please help us by donating to this GoFundMe campaign so we can keep Faole’s memory alive for future generations

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Alfy Mann 
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