Ignatius Kilage

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Sir Ignatius Kilage, GCMG (1941 – 31 December 1989) was the fourth Governor-General of Papua New Guinea and served from March to December 1989, when he died suddenly in office.[1]

Prior to the vice regal post, Kilage was chief ombudsman of Papua New Guinea and author of the book My Mother Calls Me Yaltep[2] .

After his death, a stadium was named in his honour in 1991.


  1. ^ Ethnology. University of Pittsburgh. 1990. p. 110. 
  2. ^ Kilage, Ignatius (1980). My mother calls me Yaltep. Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195546296. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Kingsford Dibela
Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
Succeeded by
Sir Serei Eri