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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:37 am 

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DOSS: 01 Jul 1970
Oksapmin Sub-District is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Sandaun (West Sepik) Province. It is one of Papua New Guinea’s remotest areas. The first contact the local people had with peoples from the outside world took place in 1938-39, during the famous Hagen-Sepik patrol, which was led by John Black and Jim Taylor.
From 1951 onwards occasional patrols to this area were conducted by the kiaps based in Telefomin. During one such patrol, in 1960, ADO Bill Brown and PO John Tierney took the initial census. In June, next year, John Cochrane was posted to Oksapmin with the aim of setting up a patrol post and to introduce a local administrative system.
In September 1962 John Tierney was replaced by Arthur Marks and in the following months he conducted several patrols, including ones to Bimin and the Strickland Gorge. He left in 1964 and since that time almost annual changeovers of patrol officers took place.
These were:
1964 - P.J. Lancaster; 1965 - N. Wilson and W. Heathcote; 1966 - Pat Russell and Laurie Bragge; 1967 - W.N. Robinson; 1968 - C. van Lieshout; 1969 - D. McCombe; 1970 - Glen Henke; 1971 - R. Hutchins; 1972 - M.L. Watkins; 1973 - 74 Ray Lanaghan; 1974 - J. Kerderop and D. Thomson; 1975-76 - C. Brillante; 1977-78 - Anthony (Tony) Friend.
In total, more than twenty Australian kiaps worked in this isolated part of PNG.
Tony Friend was the last Australian kiap to serve in Oksapmin. In 1978 he was transferred to Telefomin and was replaced by Martin Kalit, the first PNG Officer to be in charge of Oksapmin Sub-District. Encouraged by Dr Sheldon Weeks, of the Educational Research Unit at UPNG, Tony Friend wrote a report in which he outlined significant changes that had taken place since the introduction of the government administration and the numerous challenges that were faced by the local people in the late 1970s. The text was included in the monograph, ‘Oksapmin. Development and Change’ published in 1981 by UPNG, Port Moresby.

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