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Eighteen awards of Loyal Service Medals in Papua and New Guinea



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EIGHTEEN AWARDS OT LOYAL SERVIC E 1:D ALS

IN PAPUA AID NT5I GUINEA

(Statement by the Minister for External Territories, the Hon. C. L. Barnes, M.P.)

The Minister for External Territories, Mr Barnes announced today that 18 Papuans and New Guineans had been awarded the Loyal Service Medal (Civil) for 1968.

Mr Barnes said that 14 were receiving the award for at least 25 years continuous unblemished service to the Administration and 4 were receiving the award for some outstanding service to the Administration in the interests of the local people.

The fourteen to receive the medal for long and unblemished service are

UWAYI.A VEGORA of Iuiamogoro Village, Central District.

(Service at Gobarogere and other plantations. Village Constable at Gobarogere during Vrorld War II.

KEVAU II•,OGO of Hanuabada, Central District.

(Service with the Government Printing Office and Army Printing Unit. Carrier on the Kokoda Trail. Work with the Boy Scout Movement and Red Cross Society.)

DADI GAUBI of Pari. Village, Central District.

(Service with the Government Printing Office. Worked with the American Armed Forces through A.N.G.A.U. Work with Hanuabada Pre--School Committee).

ASAGI A ;SAGA of T}zabaduan Village, Western District.

(Work as a clerk and tax collector with service with A.N.G.A.U. during World War II. Former Chairman of his Village Council.)

NANAVAKI of Aewe Village, Western District.

(Work as an Armed Constable in the 1930's and subsequently as Village Constable. A prime influence in the cessation of tribal fighting.)

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APTvPLEDI PATTER SON of Bai Village East New Britain

District. (Work with Department of Education. Imprisoned by the Japanese during World 'War II.)

GWAIBO MAIRI of Saroa Village, Central District.

(Work as telephone technician and as signal operator with A.N.G.A.U. Member of Madang Town Advisory Council and foundation member and former president of the MMMadang Native Club.)

RADA IPI of Poreporena Village, Central District.

(Work as interpreter for Judge Gore and Sir Hubert Murray. Storeman and Clerk with A.N.G.A.U. Work in the Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries.)

KURAI of Kalap Village, Western Highlands District.

(Assistance with Patrols in establishing administration in the Wabag area. First President of the Wabag Local Government Council.)

GANIGA DAVAI of Hanuabada, Central District.

(Mork with Government Printing Office and Army Printing Unit. Work with United Church, Hanuabada.)

EDEA DIA of Hanuabada, Central District. (Work with Army Printing Unit and Government Printing Office.)

I BOB of Hanuabada, Central District.

(Work with Army Printing Unit and Government Printing Office.)

ALBERT' 'IOBUR.A of Raluana Village, East Now Britain istrict.

(Work with Department of Education. Organised furnishing and rebuilding of Nodup School in 1946.)

ADVENT B. TAROSI of Sio No. 2 Village, PMMorobe District. (work with Department of Education. Awarded the B.E.T. for service to allies during World War II.)

The four to receive awards for some outstanding service are :-ZIO D50K BU of Imapiaka Village, Western Highlands District. (Assisted with early patrols in Lagaip Sub District. Has assisted his people with political education and

development of the pyrethrum industry.)

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LARIIvIAN KURABA of Yagomi Village, Madang District.

(W+ork as a medical orderly. Assistance with the establishment of medical service in the Saidor Sub-District).

GEORGE YAI,AISA KAIVU of Moveave Village, Gulf District.

(Work as teacher with Catholic Mission and as an interpreter.)

NELSON TARAPAGAN of MIaiom Village, New Ireland District.

(Work as a teacher and headmaster.)

About 200 awards have been made since the award was instituted in September, 1953.

CANBERRA. A.C.T. PORT MORESBY. T.P.N.G.

10 January, 1969