Royal Papua and New Guinea Constabulary




PORT MORESBY, Thursday day (A.A.P.-Reuter)    

A member of the Royal Papua and New Guinea Constabulary  was to-day committed  for trial on a  charge of having assaulted a native to force a murder confession from him.The policeman is Corporal Ataimbo Kakarosi. It is alleged he burned a native boy named Siwoi; to  get the confession.  The offence is alleged, to have been committed at Barij village on April 20, 1956.

Witnesses said police tied Siwoi and a village counciller to posts, wrapped  their bodies in dried leaves and thsn set them afire.Siwoi then confessed that he had killed a woman.


Rabaul Police Station

The New Rabaul Police Station  destroyed in the 1994 volcanic eruption



One of the many Police vehicles

 United Nations Visiting Mission inspect local police force 1959

 Native police, Rabaul - pre 1939 - New Guinea, New Britain, Rabaul

Papua New Guinea - Administration Police 1952

Police Parade 1963



DEVOTED NATIVES. Good Service Rewarded. (From Our Special Representative.) SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUINEA, Feb 16.— The first ceremony to fol low the successful defence of Wau was the presentation of medals to 4 New Guinea natives. These were the first New Guinea natives (as distinct from Papuans) to receive the award. The parade was held on Sunday near the airfield. There was a native Royal Constabulary guard for the GOC, who was accompanied by the commander of the Australian force in the area and by the Acting District Officer. By direction of the Commander-in- Chief (General Sir Thomas Blamey) the "Australian award for loyal services (natives)" was awarded to Baraki, a "boss-boy" of the forward area, and to Matanibo, Mena and Kari, sergeant, corporal and lance cpl, respectively, of native police. Saraki was boss-boy for indentured labourers working in the Wau district. His citation said that his line had on 2 occasions deserted, "but he had steadfastly refused to ac- company them. For his efforts dur- ing the past 8 months he deserves some recognition." The citation for the 3 police boys said that they had proved themselves fearless, willing, conscientious and untiring servants who during the past 8 months had walked thousands of miles, often without food or shelter, in the course of their duty. "The effect that these constables have had on the police recruits cannot be overestimated. At no time since hostilities began have they received their proper rations, but they have carried on,without a murmur. They lost all their personal belongings on a lorry which was captured at Ngasawapum (15 miles north-west of Lae) on May 1 and have seen more 'active service' than possibly a lot of the troops in this area." In his speech, translated into pidgin by Capt H. Niall, of the Australian New Guinea Administrative unit, the GOC said:' "You belong to Australia and the Australians will look after you. You have seen them drive the Japanese from Wau and one day you will see them drive the Japanese from all New Guinea. You have been through hard times and often had to do without rations and tobacco, but now good times are coming and the General Officer Commanding will ensure that you receive the things to which you are entitled. "It has always been the custom for our King, through his officers, to award a medal to anyone who has performed brave deeds in the service of the Empire, and these medals are today being given so that all man will know of the good work that has been performed by these natives in the war in New Guinea. This is the frst time these medals have been awarded in New Guinea, although several natives have received t

The West Australian Thursday 18 February 1943

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