Silas Atopare

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Sir Silas Atopare GCL GCMG (born 1951) was the seventh Governor-General of Papua New Guinea from November 1997 until November 2003.[1]

Atopare is a member Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1998, he was knighted in the Order of St Michael and St George. He had to bring order when violence and controversy marred the electoral process in PNG's oil and gas rich Southern Highlands Province.[2] In 2008 Sir Silas was appointed a Grand Chief in the Order of Logohu.


  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Papua New Guinea". World Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
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Preceded by
Sir Wiwa Korowi
Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
Succeeded by
Sir Bill Skate (acting)