Sevese Morea

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Sevese Oipi Morea CMG (died August 1982) was a Papua New Guinean radio broadcaster, businessman and politician. He served as a member of the National Parliament from 1977 to 1982, and as Speaker from 1980 until 1982.

Sevese Morea
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Speaker of the National Parliament
In office
1980–1982
Preceded byKingsford Dibela
Succeeded byDennish Young
Member of the National Parliament
In office
1977–1982
Succeeded byLegu Vagi
ConstituencyMoresby South Open
Personal details
DiedAugust 1982
Vabukori, Papua New Guinea

BiographyEdit

Morea worked as a radio broadcaster for ten years, having been trained by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, taking over several role previously carried out by Australians.[1] He subsequently became a businessman in Port Moresby.[1]

He contested the Central Regional constituency in the 1968 elections, but finished fifth in a field of six candidates.[2] In the 1972 elections he contested the Moresby Coastal Open seat, finishing second to Gavera Rea.[3]

He ran again in the Moresby South Open constituency in 1977 as a Papua Besena candidate and was elected to the National Parliament. In February 1979 he was elected Lord Mayor of Port Moresby.[4] However, he left office in July the same year after losing a vote of no confidence.[5] In 1980 we was elected Speaker after the resignation of Kingsford Dibela. He was subsequently made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1981 New Year Honours.[1]

However, he lost his seat in the 1982 elections.[3] Following the elections, he submitted a petition against the result. However, he died the following day, and was given a state funeral.[1] Two schools in the Gabatu area of Port Moresby were named after him.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Sevese Morea Pacific Islands Monthly, October 1982, p81
  2. ^ Primary count details in New Guinea election Pacific Islands Monthly, April 1968, p29
  3. ^ a b Papua New Guinea Election Results 1972 – 2012 Development Policy Centre
  4. ^ People Pacific Islands Monthly, April 1979, p32
  5. ^ People Pacific Islands Monthly, September 1979, p32