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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:43 pm 
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DOSS: 26 Feb 1962
I recently came across a couple of photos taken by the late Neil Lucas, OIC Nipa Patrol Post, SHP, in 1962, of Sgt. Gia who was Senior NCO of the Nipa R.P.&N.G.C. at that time.
It prompted me to reflect on the pivotal role that the Constabulary played in our work.
The R.P.& N.G.C. detachments on outstations provided essential support to field staff in order to carry out our duties including consolidation of administration control, introducing and enforcing the rule of law, accompanying routine patrols, supervision of road and airstrip construction projects, etc. They also undertook essential duties on the outstations such as guarding detainees, overseeing projects, etc. Without them we could not have functioned as we did and achieved set objectives.

Official policy promulgated in the 1960's stated that police personnel were only to be employed on policing duties. To my knowledge this was not implemented at outstation level even through to the early 1970's and possibly later in more remote locations.

Sgt. Gia was an impressive NCO as well as being physically imposing. However I recall that one of his most difficult challenges was to keep at bay the young bucks on the station, including some of his young constables, who were attracted to his very pretty teenage daughter.

If I can resize and upload those photos with my very limited skills, they will be attached to this post together with others.

Tony Wright

Tari, Mendi, Nipa, Karimui, Goroka, Kainantu, Lumi, Vanimo.


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P.O.I.C. Peter Barber inspects Nipa Detatchment R.P. & N. G. C., S.H.D., 1963..JPG
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