Passing of Grand Chief Sir Michael T Somare.
March 4th, 2021
It is with great sadness we note the passing of the Grand Chief of PNG Sir Michael Thomas Somare on 26 February 2021. Sir Michael died aged 84 after battling pancreatic cancer. He became the country’s first Prime Minister after leading the pacific nation to independence in 1975. He is remembered as a towering figure in PNG history, and a great friend to Australia.
There is currently an open invitation to sign a Condolence Book in memory of the late Sir Michael Somare located at the PNG Consulate in Cairns. Please see details of times below.