Category: Law and order

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Bougainville – Another geologist killed

A GEOLOGIST from Thailand employed by a Filipino-owned mining company is dead after allegedly shot by disgruntled landowners in a remote mountainous area of Bougainville, Bougainville Police Commander Francis Tokura says. Tokura said he...

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Karo Araua: Maxwell Hayes

The story of Karo Araua, Armed Constabulary (Papua), who was hanged for murder told by Maxwell R Hayes, Royal PNG Constabulary 1959-1974. In 1884, the Crown Colony of Queensland annexed a portion of the...

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Murder trial of Aro of Rupamanda: Graham Hardy

On 10 April 1957 a tribal man named Aro from Rupamanda, close to Wabag Government Station in the Western Highlands District of the Territory of New Guinea, murdered his two wives. He immediately afterwards...

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Pat Dwyer: Justice v. The Law

Sometime during 1962 I spotted a Karamui archer aiming at a chook. Good shot sir, right through the neck. ‘O, sori. Kakaruk bilong Sergeant Anki.’ Donning my police hat:  ‘You’re nicked.’ Dissuaded the Sergeant...

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A family matter: Chips MacKellar

(Originally published Una Voce, March 2000, and reprinted in Tales of Papua New Guinea, page 177) Chips Mackellar was at the Ela Beach Court House for five years. He said this story would be...

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Forgotten murders—Still a mystery: Jim Toner

(Published Una Voce, September 1997, Page 38) Jim Toner: Chief Clerk, District Office, Mendi 1957-59; District Office, Rabaul 1960-64; Field Manager, New Guinea Research Unit (ANU), Port Moresby 1965-73 Forty years have passed since...

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International incident: Jim Toner

(Published Una Voce, September 1999, Page 23) Jim Toner: Chief Clerk, District Office, Mendi 1957-59; District Office, Rabaul 1960-64; Field Manager, New Guinea Research Unit (ANU), Port Moresby 1965-73 As a variation on memoirs...

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Paul Quinlivan’s Snapshots

Paul Quinlivan was sent to TPNG as a Crown Prosecutor in January 1952 to clean up a heavy backlog of criminal cases. He remained until 1983, becoming Chief Crown Prosecutor in 1957. In 1960,...

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Teaching the kids in Tinung: Adrian Geyle

(Published in Una Voce, March 1999, page 31) Adrian Geyle was CPO for two years at Lake Murray, Kiunga, Gaima and Daru, Western District; PO OIC Green River, Sepik District; PO H/Q, Madang District....

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Introduction

Paul Quinlivan’s Snapshots In late 1954, soon after Professor Elkin, the editor of Sydney University’s anthropology journal Oceania told me he wanted to publish my article “AFEK of Telefomin” but was experiencing difficulty getting...

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1. Sell-out in Manus, 1946-48

Paul Quinlivan’s Snapshots Paul Quinlivan was prompted to send us the following after reading Brian Jink’s ‘Help Wanted’ notice regarding” an episode in Manus in 1948 when police under Commissioner Grimshaw were sent to...