Tore Lokoloko

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Sir Tore Lokoloko

2nd Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
In office
1 March 1977 – 1 March 1983
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterSir Michael Somare
Sir Julius Chan
Preceded bySir John Guise
Succeeded bySir Kingsford Dibela
Personal details
Born(1930-09-21)21 September 1930
Iokea village, Territory of Papua
Died13 March 2013(2013-03-13) (aged 82)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Cause of deathRespiratory Failure
Resting placeIokea village
NationalityPapua New Guinea Papua New Guinean
Political partyUnited Party
Spouse(s)Lady Lalahaia

Sir Tore Lokoloko GCL GCMG GCVO OBE[1] (21 September 1930 – 13 March 2013) was a Papua New Guinean politician who served as the second Governor-General of Papua New Guinea from 1977 to 1983.[2] He was Governor-General during Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee visit to the country, when he was appointed GCVO and GCMG.

Lokoloko was born in the village of Iokea, Papua (now in Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea). He was the son of Paramount Chief Lokoloko Tore, and attended the Sogeri School, set up by the former Australian administrators in 1944.

Like Sir John Guise, Lokoloko had been a member of the House of Assembly of Papua and New Guinea prior to self-government, from 1968 to 1972. He was selected to replace Guise as Governor-General on 18 February 1977, and remained in that position through 1 March 1983. He later became the chairman of , a position he remained in through 1989. Lokoloko died on 13 March 2013 of respiratory failure after a severe asthma attack.[3]


  1. ^ "No. 46594". The London Gazette (Supplement). 6 June 1975. p. 7404.
  2. ^ Samuel, Ephata. "Former PNG Governor General Sir Tore Lokoloko Dies". Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Former PNG's 2nd GG Sir Tore Lokoloko dies at 82". Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  • Lentz, Harris M., III. Heads of States and Governments. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1994. ISBN 0-89950-926-6.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir John Guise
Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
Succeeded by
Sir Kingsford Dibela

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