Sir Silas Atopare
|7th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea|
20 November 1997 – 20 July 2004
|Prime Minister||Sir Bill Skate |
Sir Mekere Morauta
Sir Michael Somare
|Preceded by||Sir Wiwa Korowi|
|Succeeded by||Sir Paulias Matane|
|Born||1957 (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. In 2008 Sir Silas was appointed Grand Chief in the Order of Logohu.
- Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Papua New Guinea". World Statesmen.org. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
Sir Wiwa Korowi
| Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
Sir Bill Skate (acting)
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