Category: Law and order

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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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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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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...