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Famous People From Papua New Guinea

Updated October 15, 2019 21.4k views156 items

List of famous people from Papua New Guinea, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Papua New Guinea, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Papua New Guinea you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Papua New Guinea, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Papua New Guinea?" or "Which celebrities were born in Papua New Guinea?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • George Slefendorfas

    Age: 37

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    George Slefendorfas is a Papua New Guinean born Australian association footballer, who currently plays for Waitakere United in the New Zealand ASB Premiership. He is of Lithuanian and Papua New...  more
  • Peter Moide

    Age: 46

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    Peter Moide (born 19 April 1974) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer who has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team in two tournaments - the 1998 ACC Trophy and the 2005 ICC Trophy, where...  more
  • Joseph Pombo

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceMendi, Papua New Guinea

    Joseph Pombo (born in Mendi, Papua New Guinea) is a professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Halswell Hornets in the Canterbury Rugby League. He is a Papua New Guinea...  more
  • Kauna Vagi

    Age: 44

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    Kauna Vagi (born 6 May 1976) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team in the repêchage...  more
  • Raymond Haoda

    Age: 28

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    Raymond Charles Haoda is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Haoda is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. He was born in Port Moresby. Having played age group cricket for Papua New...  more
  • Tony Ura

    Age: 30

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    Tony Ura is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Ura is a right-handed batsman who fields as a wicket-keeper. Having played age group cricket for Papua New Guinea Under-19s in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup...  more
  • Willie Gavera

    Age: 32

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    Willie Toua Gavera is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Gavera is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. He was born in Port Moresby. Having played age group cricket for Papua New...  more
  • Vani Morea

    Age: 27

    BirthplacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    Vani Vagi Morea is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Morea is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He was born in Port Moresby. Morea made his debut for Papua New Guinea in the 2009...  more
  • Blasius To Una

    Age: 95

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    Blasius To Una Turtavu (born February 2, 1925) was a musician from Papua New Guinea. He composed hymns in his language Kuanua. He has been described as "probably the first Papua New Guinean music...  more
  • Tuiyo Evei

    Tuiyo Evei was a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 World Cup....  more
  • Ben Biri

    Ben Biri is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 World Cup....  more
  • Elias Paiyo

    Elias Paiyo is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 and 2000 World Cups....  more
  • David Buko

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceGoroka, Papua New Guinea

    David Buko was a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 and 2000 World Cups....  more
  • Mark Mom

    Age: 46

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    Mark Mom is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 2000 World Cup....  more
  • Max Tiri

    Max Tiri is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 World Cup....  more
  • Joe Tokam

    Joe Tokam is a Papua New Guinean rugby league coach and administrator who coached his country in the 1995 World Cup....  more
  • David Reeka

    David Reeka is a Papua New Guinean rugby league player who represented his country in the 1995 World Cup. He played in one match at the tournament, coming off the bench against Tonga. Reeka later...  more
  • BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    Jeremy Callaghan (born 22 July 1967 in Papua New Guinea) is an Australian actor whose portrayal of the cute and shy Constable Brian Morley on the popular TV drama Police Rescue ensured international...  more
  • David Gill

    Dec. at 69 (1928-1997)

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    David Gill was a film historian, ballet dancer, screenwriter, film and TV director and film and TV producer....  more
  • BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    The 2016 Green Party presidential primaries were a series of primaries, caucuses and state conventions in which voters elected delegates to represent a candidate for the Green Party's nominee for...  more
  • Kelly Jampu

    Age: 33

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    Kelly Jampu is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for University Inter....  more
  • Michael Foster

    Age: 35

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    Michael Foster is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays for Eastern Stars FC....  more
  • Samuel Kini

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceMount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

    Samuel Kini is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Hekari United....  more
  • Koriak Upaiga

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceMount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

    Koriak Upaiga is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Hekari United....  more
  • David Muta

    Age: 32

    BirthplacePapua New Guinea

    David Muta is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Hekari United....  more