Papua New Guinea Independence Medal
|Papua New Guinea Independence Medal|
Ribbon of medal
|Awarded by Papua New Guinea|
|Eligibility||Civilian, military and police personnel|
|Awarded for||service in Papua New Guinea at and prior to independence|
|Next (higher)||Commendation Medal for Valuable Service|
|Next (lower)||Community Service Medal|
The Papua New Guinea Independence Medal was created in 1975 to commemorate the transition from self-government to the full independence of Papua New Guinea. It is a part of the Papua New Guinea honours system.
The Government of Papua New Guinea awarded the Papua New Guinea Independence Medal to members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, who had served between 1 December 1973 and 16 September 1975. Civilian recipients were honoured for outstanding service during the same period of time. Military personnel and civilians from Commonwealth realms such as Australia and the New Zealand were also awarded the medal.
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- "THE ORDER OF WEARING AUSTRALIAN HONOURS AND AWARDS" (pdf). 25 September 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- "THE WEARING OF MEDALS IN NEW ZEALAND TABLE – A GUIDE TO THE CORRECT ORDER OF WEAR". New Zealand Defence Force. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
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