Category: Kiaps and Patrols

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Remembering kiaps: Paul Oates

Speech by Paul Oates at the National Archives of Australia Kiap History day, 20 November 2010 Senator Lundy, Maj. Gen Jeffery, High Commissioner Lepani, Director and staff of the National Archives, fellow former kiaps,...

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Jimi River: Robert Blakie

In 1956 and 1957, I was posted to Minj in the Wahgi Valley of the Western Highhlands as a Patrol Officer. It was during this time that Barry Griffin was sent to establish a...

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Sharing Histories: Kiap tribute event

National Archives of Australia, 20 November 2010 See also:Speech by Major-General Michael JefferySpeech by His Excellency, Charles Lepani, High Commissioner to Australia On being a kiap: Jim SinclairSpeech by Paul OatesA career kiap’s wife,...

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Sixty years on: Bill Brown

1952 was not an easy year for Harry West, transferred from Goroka to take over the Kainantu Sub-district, and thrust into responsibility for the road from the Highlands down to Markham valley floor. Highlanders,...

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On being a kiap: Jim Sinclair

Notes for panel discussion, National Archives, Canberra, 21 November 2010. It must be emphasized that my experiences were shared by many kiaps, and were not in any way unique. I have decided to talk...

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Attacks on patrols: Paul Oates

A very short list of examples to illustrate the working environment of many former kiaps The correspondence on the Kainantu attacks on Burge and Brown is digitalized on the National Archives website. As many...

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KIAP (DVD)

Some 2000 young Australian men served as Patrol Officers in Papua New Guinea between the end of World War Two and Papua New Guinea Independence in 1975. They were known by Papua New Guinea...