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aussie 19-09-2002 06:36 PM

Birth Certificates Information
 
We are often asked for information in relation to obtaining Birth Certifcates for children born in Papua New Guinea.

Today I have come across my own children's birth certificates who were born at Angau Memorial Hospital, Lae in the late '70's.

Unless it has changed, the following is what is required if you wish to obtain a copy of your birth details:


CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH ENTRY


This document can be obtained by writing to the Hospital where you were born, ie in my case 'Angau Memorial Hospital'.

However, whenever my children apply for a new passport the Australian authorities refuse to use this as a 'Birth Certificate', instead they insist on:

EXTRACT OF ENTRY

This document is obtained from the 'Registrar General's Office which is accompanied by:

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 1948 or whichever consulate is applicable depending on what nationality your parents are as to which passport was required. In our case being Australians, we had to apply to the Australian Consulate here in Port Moresby.

This document is the one that the Australian authorities recognise as my children's actual 'Birth Certificate'.

As a parent I have kept numerous copies of these documents so that if my children ever needed the information, it was close at hand.

Goodluck to the reader on our site that wrote to us the other day saying how his certificates were stolen and that he needed to obtain fresh new documents urgently.

BTW, the address of the hospital in Lae is as follows:

ANGAU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
P.O. BO 457
LAE. MOROBE PROVINCE
Papua New Guinea

Telephone: +675 472 1211

Consulate General's Office,
P.O. Box 2223
LAE. MOROBE PROVINCE

Telephone: +675 472 4324
Fax: +675 472 6430

If anyone else reading this, has by any chance gone through the process, please let us know how quick their service is and the time it took to receive documentation and the cost of doing so.

tks
pngbd

Scott Martin 19-09-2002 08:22 PM

Good evening "Aussie":
I was also born in Lae (in 1958), but at the old ANGAU Hospital which used to be across the road from Lae Primary School, Coronation Drive. I believe this site later became the nurse's accomodation when the hospital shifted to Markham Road, at the cemetary end of the old airstrip.
I have travelled on an Australian passport since PNG's Independence when all boarding school students in Australia needed a passport to return home to PNG. For that initial application, and all subsequent renewals, I have always produced both my original "Territory of New Guinea Birth Certificate" and "Extract from Register of Births, Commonwealth of Australia Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948-1960", and have had no problems. This Extract is also my proof of Australian citizenship. These documents have also proved satisfactory when required to produce proof of identity here in Australia.
One small point, I recall a story doing the rounds many years ago that all Morobe birth records from, I think, the mid 1960's and earlier were destroyed in a fire, and no more copies could be obtained. I keep my originals, and certified copies, very safe indeed.

aussie 19-09-2002 08:39 PM

Hi Scott,

Ask your Mum who was present at your birth. The chances are that it was the mother of one of our members on our board:

donfriel

His mother and father lived for many many years in Lae and would have been there when you were born I would say unless you picked a time when she was off duty...haha

Donny has posted lots of posts on our site but he is a freelance tour guide and travels from time to time all over Europe.

Maybe he will come back one day !

Scott Martin 19-09-2002 08:56 PM

My Birth Certificate lists those present at my birth as Dr. A.J. Tonakie and Sister D. Carver. My two brothers, Craig and Mark, were also born in Lae (1960 and 1964) but I have no idea who attended their births. I do believe that a Dr Todd delivered my sister when she was born at the (then) new ANGAU Hospital in 1968. Dr Todd had a surgery on, I think, Seventh Street, a place where I had my first plaster cast, first stitches, first anything of a medical nature.

aussie 19-09-2002 09:01 PM

Did your sister go to school in Lae ? Coz if she attended Bulae then she would have known both my son Shane and our daughter Cheree. Shane was born in 1968 & Cheree in 1969. They were born in Australia and arrived in Lae when they were 3 & 2 respectively. Both were Bulae Babies and went onto Lae International.

Scott Martin 19-09-2002 09:45 PM

Baby sister Jacquelyn Martin (aka Jacky) only attended Bulae for part of her first year of school. Father was transferred to Moresby during 1973 or 1974 so Jacky finished that year at Ela Beach. When the family shifted from Konedobu to Boroko Drive Jacky then transferred to St Josephs. Went through to Grade 6 and then onto Moresby High until the family "went finish" in January 1983. Like me Jacky has never been back to PNG.

donfriel 21-10-2002 11:25 PM

Hello all.
 
Yes , im back. Finished my season. Hearing aussie mention my mums name in regard to your birth scott was quite cool. Looking at the years, it was quite likely. My mother actually worked for Dr Todd for years and whilst she was obviously off the day you were born, she was definitely around. She will be chuffed. Hi aussie by the way..

Scott Martin 22-10-2002 10:04 AM

Good morning donfriel,

I do not recall your mother however my parents certainly will. With three boys growing up in Lae my parents spent a lot of time in Dr Todd's surgery.

As for me, I went all the way through primary school with Dr Todd's number two son Chris. For a lot of that time my family lived in Eleventh Street (second house on the left) and I remember spending a hell of a lot of time at the Todd's house.

At the end of primary school Chris went to Churchie in Brisbane and I went to Marist Ashgrove, his family went south and my family eventually moved to Moresby. With all this happening we lost touch.

Have not seen Chris since the early 1970's.

If you have a look at the Lae Primary School thread you will see Chris Todd in the 1968 Grade 4 photo, third from the right in the bottom row.

Chris Byrne 22-03-2004 02:55 AM

Birth Details
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Martin
My Birth Certificate lists those present at my birth as Dr. A.J. Tonakie and Sister D. Carver. My two brothers, Craig and Mark, were also born in Lae (1960 and 1964) but I have no idea who attended their births. I do believe that a Dr Todd delivered my sister when she was born at the (then) new ANGAU Hospital in 1968. Dr Todd had a surgery on, I think, Seventh Street, a place where I had my first plaster cast, first stitches, first anything of a medical nature.

The doctor who delivered me was Dr Bruce, although I remember Dr Tonakie's name from my childhood. I was born in 1953, at the Malahang hospital ...

jbcorpuz 12-11-2004 02:35 PM

Hi to all.. i am looking for help regarding birthcertificate.. i was born in Nonga Base Hospital in Rabaul.. but i grew up here in the philippines.. im already 22 yrs old but found out that we are not registered here in our country.. and couldnt get passport,. i lost my last copy of my certificate and having problem requesting for one .. but i have my copy of extract of entry , and i have read in your forum about it.. could this serve as my birthcertificate or it depends. I really really have to know the quickest way to have a passport T T coz i got lotz of offer abroad


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