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 about five others he was appointed Station Officer, Fire brigade Branch, at Port Moresby where he subsequently became Chief Officer following the retirement of the legendary Tom Donnelly. He remained in PNG in charge of Fire Services until retirement in 1977. Following this he returned to Australia where for 24 years he was a publican at Geraldton, W.A. In recent years his son Dennis (a RPNGC Reserve Sgt) has been employed at Kimbe and Michael chose to return there.