Ignatius Kilage

Sir Ignatius Kilage, GCMG CBE (12 July 1941 – 31 December 1989) was a Papua New Guinean politician who served as the fourth Governor-General of Papua New Guinea from March to December 1989, when he died suddenly in office.[1]

Sir Ignatius Kilage

4th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
In office
1 March 1989 – 31 December 1989
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterRabbie Namaliu
Preceded byKingsford Dibela
Succeeded byVincent Eri
Personal details
Born(1941-06-12)12 June 1941
Died31 December 1989(1989-12-31) (aged 48)

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