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Supreme Court of Papua and New Guinea - Retirement of Judge



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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL TERRITORIES FOR PRESS

SUPREME COURT OF PAPUA AMD NEW GUINEA -----RETIREMENT OF JUDGE

( S t a t e m e n t by t h e M i n i s t e r f o r E x t e r n a l T e r r i t o r i e s

t h e Hon. C .E . B a r n e s , M .P .)

- The M i n i s t e r f o r E x t e r n a l T e r r i t o r i e s , Mr B a r n e s ,

t o d a y a n n o u n c e d t h e r e t i r e m e n t o f Mr J u s t i c e R .C .A . O lle r e n s h a w

a s a ju d g e o f t h e Supreme C o u rt o f P apua and New G u in e a.

Mr B a rn e s s a i d t h a t Mr J u s t i c e O lle r e n s h a w was

r e t i r i n g owing t o i l l h e a l t h a f t e r h a v i n g s e r v e d a s a ju d g e

i n t h e T e r r i t o r y s i n c e S e p te m b e r, 1961.

On a num ber o f o c c a s i o n s Mr J u s t i c e O lle r e n s h a w

s e r v e d a s A c t i n g C h i e f J u s t i c e . He was a l s o an a c t i n g ju d g e

f o r t h r e e m onths i n 1954.

H is r e t i r e m e n t w ould become e f f e c t i v e fro m 24 J u n e ,

1970.

Mr B a rn e s s a i d t h a t Mr J u s t i c e O lle r e n s h a w h a d made

a v a l u a b l e c o n t r i b u t i o n t o t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f j u s t i c e i n

P apua and New G u in e a d u r i n g t h e l a s t n in e y e a r s . '

CANBERRA A .C .T .

PORT MORESBY T .P .N .G .

10 June 1970

D.T. 5308/67