Somare makes Hawke a Chief

January 8, 2009 at 11:15 pm (Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL), Papua New Guinea) (, , , , )

Source: Solomon Times Online 08/01/09

Sir Michael’s letter read:

“Dear Bob, As you may be aware, PNG now has its own national honours and awards system – The orders of Papua New Guinea. “Having our own honours system enables us to honour both citizens and non-citizens who have made special contribution to Papua New Guinea’s development, both before and after Independence. Your support for Papua New Guinea extends from the time you assisted in the development of our trade union movement, and basic workplace conditions, to the strong support you gave us during your term as Prime Minister of Australia. I believe your contribution more than marks your being awarded the highest honour available to a non-citizen, namely the Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL) with the title of ‘Chief’. Logohu is the Bird of Paradise in the Motuan language.”

Sir Michael invited Mr Hawke to visit Papua New Guinea at the time of the investiture ceremony tentatively set for the first week of March.

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