61. The First Congress of the Public Service Association (PSA), 1955: Part two – Roll-call of participants

Paul Quinlivan’s Snapshots

I said, in No. 53 (March 2003 Una Voce), that this was ‘one of the most important events in TPNG history’ and, since there are several reasons why this is so, priority must be given to the listing of those who flew in and spent the whole of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November 1955 attending it. They were: 

 

NAME

REPRESENTING

NAME

REPRESENTING

Mrs J Sutherland
Mr H Evans
Mr M Ford
Mr C Day
Mr R Lansdowne
Mr A Clarke
Mr JS Womersley
Mr H McKenzie
Mr F Reitano
Mr V Poole
Mr E Neilsen
Mr G Toogood
Mr D Owner
Mr WA Lalor

 

New Britain
New Ireland
Eastern Papua
Western Papua
Sepik
Madang
Lae-Finschhafen
Wau-Bulolo
Manus
Bougainville
Highlands
Native Affairs
Education
Law

 

Dr H White
Mr CW Thomas
Mr A Tronson
Mr J Palmer
Mr W Jones
Mr V Bloink
Mr J Finn
Mr K Tracy
Mr H Triggs
Mrs E Anderson
Mr W Conroy
Mr H Croft
Mr L Mutch

 

Health
Health
Treasury
Police
Lands
Printing Office
Forests
Forests
Customs and Marine
Agriculture Stock and Fisheries
Agriculture Stock and Fisheries
Public Commissioner’s Office
Public Commissioner’s Office

 

Also in attendance for the whole Congress were, naturally, the Members of the Executive:

Mr Ruri B Brannan President
Mr S Pearsall Vice President
Mr W Briskey Vice President
Mr R Thomson Secretary
Mr CJ Lynch Treasurer
Mr P Quinlivan ‘Observer’ and Editor

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