Category: Vale

The recent history of Papua New Guinea is intimately bound up with the people who made PNG their home and, in many cases, their life’s work.
It is therefore fitting, but also with deep regret, that we record the passing of members and friends.

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Vale: Sir Henry Chow

CHOW, Sir Henry D. 21 January 2017 aged 83 Sir Henry Chow, born 1933 Rabaul, was patriarch of the Chow family – a long-established and respected line, whose roots in Papua New Guinea go...

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Vales

ANDREWS, Daera  2/8/1940 – 6/1/2017 Daera was born eldest Child of Mea Lahui and Hane Puka  of Poraporena (Hanuabada). Her childhood was spent largely at the LMS Mission at Hanuabada where she received a...

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BAXTER, Barrie D. 3 September 2016. age 88 at Murrumba Downs, Qld  Barrie was born in Lancashire. U.K. He joined the Grenadier Guards in 1946 resigning in 1948 to join   the Lancashire Constabulary from July 1948 until...

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Peter HILL (29 May 2016)

Peter Hill was born in New Zealand.  His Father was a coal miner. His mother insisted that all her five children, four boys and onegirl had a trade.  After Peter’s apprenticeship, he arrived in...

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Michael Anthony CORCORAN

(24 March 2016 aged 83 years) at Kimbe, West New Britain.  Michael was appointed to RPNGC on 14.4.1958 as Sub-Inspector (FIRE). On12.1.1961, with the creation of a separate branch of TPNG administration, together with...

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Stanley John MARSH (5 January 2016, aged 77 years)

John died at Birkdale, Queensland.  He served in the Royal Australian Engineers between January 1955 and January 1964, following which he joined Victoria Police Force on 10.1.1964 resigning on 31.10.1967.   On the following day...

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Gavin Sydney DALE (30 May 2015)

Gavin’s three uncles – Sidney, Dudley and Daryl Turner – were with the 1 Independent Company and subsequently said to be on the Montevideo Maru.   

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Geoffrey BASKETT MBE

PNG: 1933-90; Kwato Mission – Milne Bay, Port Moresby, Wewak, Banz, Lae.  Founder and Manager Kristen Radio. Geoff served in many roles in PNG for 56 years. He was a W/O in ANGAU and...

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Allan Thomas McDONALD 3 September 2014, aged 79

Allan was born on 24 July 1935 in Heathcote, Victoria, to Hilda and Allan (Busty) McDonald. He received his early education at Heathcote Primary School and later at Bendigo School of Mines. He qualified...