List of Famous people born in Papua New Guinea

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Marina Prior

First Name Marina
Last Name Prior
Born on October 18, 1963 (age 59)

Marina Prior is an Australian soprano and actress with a career mainly in musical theatre. From 1990 to 1993, she starred as the original Christine Daaé in the Australian premiere of The Phantom of the Opera, opposite Anthony Warlow and later Rob Guest.

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Peter O'Neill

First Name Peter
Last Name O'Neill
Born on February 13, 1965 (age 58)

Peter Charles Paire O'Neill, CMG is a Papua New Guinean politician who served as the seventh Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea between 2011–2019. A member of the People's National Congress, he served as a Member of Parliament between 2002 and 2011, including various Cabinet positions, before being elected as prime minister. Towards the end of his tenure, he avoided a vote of no confidence by resigning his position, and was succeeded by James Marape as prime minister.

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Megan Washington

First Name Megan
Born on January 7, 1986 (age 37)

Megan Alexanda Washington is an Australian musician and songwriter who works mononymously as Washington. Originally performing jazz music, her style shifted to indie pop and alternative rock. Washington's music has been described by I-D as "sexy synth-laden pop" and in 2019 the Sydney Morning Herald said of her intimate tour run, that "Washington’s impressive command of her relatively small stage gave proof her music can work anywhere, anyway, any time."

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Mekere Morauta

First Name Mekere
Born on June 12, 1946
Died on December 19, 2020 (aged 74)

Sir Mekere Morauta was a Papua New Guinean politician and economist who served as the 7th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea from 1999 to 2002. Inheriting a depressed economy and a fractious legislature, he embarked on fundamental reforms of the country's economy and political system.

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Manasseh Sogavare

First Name Manasseh
Born on January 17, 1955 (age 68)

Manasseh Damukana Sogavare is a Solomon Islands politician serving as the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands since 24 April 2019. He has previously held the role of Prime Minister between 2000 and 2001, between 2006 and 2007, and between 2014 and 2017. Before becoming Prime Minister, Sogavare served in the National Parliament as Member for East Choiseul beginning in 1997.

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Julius Sungmen Chan

First Name Julius
Last Name Chan
Born on August 29, 1939 (age 83)

Sir Julius Chan served as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea from 1980 to 1982 and from 1994 to 1997. He is Member of Parliament for New Ireland Province, having won the seat in the 2007 national election. He is also the current Governor of New Ireland Province, since 2007. On 26 May 2019, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced he would soon resign and that he wished for Sir Julius to succeed him. An outgoing Prime Minister does not, however, have the power to appoint his successor, and the following day O'Neill delayed his own formal resignation.

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Justin Wolfers

First Name Justin
Last Name Wolfers
Born on December 11, 1972 (age 50)

Justin James Michael Wolfers, born in 1972, is an Australian economist and public policy scholar. He is professor of economics and public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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Nicholas Kidd

First Name Nicholas
Last Name Kidd
Born on April 21, 1981 (age 41)

Nicholas Kidd is a badminton player from Australia who has represented both England and Australia.

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