Peter Barter

Sir Peter Leslie Charles Barter, GCL, OBE (born 26 March 1940) was Minister for Health and Bougainville Affairs in the Papua New Guinean Government and is active in the reconciliation movement in Bougainville.[1] He established the Melanesian Foundation in 1980, a not-for-profit organisation that invests in remote communities that have been hospitable to tourists. He was born in Sydney and attended Newington College (1952-1955)[2] before training as a commercial fixed wing and helicopter pilot and flying for Qantas.[3][4]

Sir Peter Barter

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Personal details
Born (1940-03-26) 26 March 1940 (age 80)
Sydney, Australia
Spouse(s)Janet Barter

He was knighted in the 2001 New Year Honours, on the recommendation of the Papua New Guinea government.[5]


  1. ^ Sir Peter Barter joins Panguna planning process Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp10
  3. ^ Bloomberg Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ Newington Medalist 2009 Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  5. ^ London Gazette. Retrieved 25 June 2017

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