Silas Atopare

Sir Silas Atopare GCL GCMG (born 1957) is a Papua New Guinean politician who served as the seventh Governor-General of Papua New Guinea from November 1997 until November 2003.[1]

Sir Silas Atopare

7th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
In office
20 November 1997 – 20 July 2004
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterSir Bill Skate
Sir Mekere Morauta
Sir Michael Somare
Preceded bySir Wiwa Korowi
Succeeded bySir Paulias Matane
Personal details
Born1957 (age 62–63)

Atopare is a member Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1998, he was appointed knight of 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 Grand Chief in the Order of Logohu.


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